Organ trafficking: Ekweremadu, wife risk 10-year jail term in UK
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 24, 2023
Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, is at risk of being sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the United Kingdom after a London court found him and his wife, Beatrice, guilty of organ trafficking.
Following the guilty verdicts by Mr Justice Johnson, Ekweremadu and his wife were remanded in custody and await sentencing on May 5.
The Ekweremadus were arrested and had been in the custody of UK authorities after they received complaints from the young man about their alleged plans to harvest his organ.
The newsman reports that the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 frowns on human trafficking under which organ harvesting falls.