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Organ Trafficking: Senator Ekweremadu, his wife and their doctor jailed in the U.K.

A former deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice, and their ‘middleman’ doctor, Obinna Obeta, have been jailed for organ tr@fficking by the Central Criminal Court in Old Bailey, U.K.

The couple and 25-year-old daughter Sonia were accused of taking a 21-year-old street trader from Lagos to the U.K. with the intent to harv£st his kidney.

At a sentencing hearing on Friday, May 5, Ekweremadu was jailed for nine years and eight months, his wife Beatrice was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment while Obeta received a 10-year prison term.

The judge, Justice Johnson, told the defendants: “In each of your cases the offence you committed is so serious that neither a fine nor a community sentence can be justified.”

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