Former Deputy Senate President and Wife Found Guilty of Organ Trafficking in the UK

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and along with a Medical Doctor Dr. Obinna Obeta, have been found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain for the purpose of organ trafficking. After a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, they were found guilty of criminally conspiring to exploit a 21-year-old Lagos street trader for his kidney.

The jury reached its verdict on Thursday, and according to The Guardian UK, the judge, Justice Jeremy Johnson, will pass sentence at a later date.

The Ekweremadus and their co-defendants were accused of conspiring to traffic a homeless man into the UK to harvest his kidney for their daughter. The couple was arrested and detained by the Metropolitan Police in London in June 2022.

Organ trafficking is a heinous crime that preys on vulnerable people, and the verdict in this case sends a strong message that such criminal activity will not be tolerated. The consequences of organ trafficking can be devastating, both for the victim and their families.

It is essential that law enforcement agencies around the world continue to work together to identify and prosecute those involved in organ trafficking, and to provide support and protection for victims. The verdict in this case is an important step in the fight against this despicable crime.

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