Ekweremadu, Wife, Doctor Found Guilty of Organ Trafficking in UK

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; his wife Beatrice and their doctor have been convicted of organ trafficking, on Thursday,  in the first verdict of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act in the United Kingdom.

Ekweremadu, 60; his wife, Beatrice, 56; and Dr Obinna Obeta, 51, were found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.

They were criminally conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney, the jury found, according to UK Guardian.

The judge, Justice Jeremy Johnson, will pass a sentence at a later date, The Guardian UK reports.


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