The UK Central Criminal Court in Old Bailey has sentenced former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, to nine years and eight months in prison for organ harvesting.
Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice, was also handed four years and six months jail term during the sentencing on Friday.
How The Ekweremadus Was Found Guilty
According to the BBC reports, the jury held that the Ekweremadus alongside a doctor who was the middleman, Obinna Obeta, conspired to bring a 21-year-old male to London to exploit him for his kidney.
The husband and wife has contracted the services of the doctor in order to save their ailing daughter, Sonia, hence trying to harvest the organ of a young Nigerian in what was seen as a first of its kind in the UK.
On March 23, the jury pronounced a guilty verdict on the senator, his wife, Beatrice, and the doctor Obinna Obeta.
The verdict on the Ekweremadus is the first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the UK.