Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Sentenced for Human Organ Trafficking

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Nigerian senator Ike Ekweremadu, along with his wife and a medical doctor, has been sentenced to nearly 10 years imprisonment for human organ trafficking. A British court handed out the sentence to Ekweremadu under the Modern Slavery Act, giving him the longest sentence.

The conviction comes after the trio was found guilty of trafficking a young Nigerian named David Ukpo to the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for Sonia Ekweremadu, the daughter of the senator.

At London’s Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, the trio was sentenced and the news was shared on Twitter by British journalist Chris Summers. The court sentenced Beatrice Ekweremadu, the wife of Ekweremadu, to four years and six months, while the medical doctor, Obinna Obeta, was sentenced to 10 years for the same offense.

The severity of the punishment sends a strong message to those involved in human trafficking and organ harvesting. It is a reminder that these heinous crimes will not go unpunished, regardless of the status or influence of those involved.

The case has highlighted the need for stronger laws and measures to combat human trafficking and organ harvesting. Governments and societies must work together to put an end to the violation of human rights in any form.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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