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  • Updated: March 23, 2023

Ike Ekweremadu Found Guilty In Organ Trafficking Case

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice have been found guilty in the organ trafficking case by a court in the United Kingdom.

The 60-year-old and his spouse were convicted in the first verdict of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act after they facilitated the travel of a young man to the UK, which the court saw as an act of exploitation.

According to the jury, Ekweremadu conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney.

The man in question was offered a reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease made her drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University.

In his argument, Prosecutor Hugh Davies told the court that the man and other potential donors were treated as “disposable assets – spare parts for reward”.

Davies added that the Ekweremadus entered an “emotionally cold commercial transaction” with the individual.

The judge in the case, Justice Jeremy Johnson, will pass a sentence at a later time.

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