A UK Magistrate has sentenced Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to 10 years and wife, Beatrice to four years imprisonment, on Friday, 5th May, 2023.

The court found them guilty of organ trafficking, haven contravened the Modern Slavery Act for illegally smuggling a 22-year-old from Nigeria to use his kidney to replace their 25-year-old daughter Sonia, suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome.

Sonia, who spoke with BBC PIdgin, on the conviction and sentencing her parent has said she is hurt by the courts ruling.

She further revealed how devastated and broken she was after her parents were handed the sentence, stating that the judgment was unfair while she noted her reasons were from a biased point of view as their daughter, as such would always defend her parents no matter what.

Sonia Ekweremadu, was initially accused of being part of the crime but was cleared by the Jurors.

Story: Elizabeth Ereke

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