Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, his daughter, and a doctor have been convicted of organ trafficking, in the first verdict of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act in the United Kingdom.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a former deputy president, his wife, Beatrice, 56, daughter Sonia 25, and Doctor Obinna Obeta, 51, were found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.
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They criminally conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him of his kidney, the jury found.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been offered an illegal reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease forced her to drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University, the court heard.
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