Nigerian Doctor In UK Docked Over Plot With Ekweremadus To Harvest Man's Organ - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Nigerian Doctor In UK Docked Over Plot With Ekweremadus To Harvest Man's Organ


 •The Ekweremadus


The Daily Crucible | Saturday, July 23, 2022 


A Nigerian doctor identified as Obinna Obeta, living in the UK has been accused of plotting with former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, to traffic a homeless man into the UK to harvest a kidney for their daughter, Sonia Nonso Ekweremadu.
 
Obeta, 50, appeared before the Bexley Magistrate court on Thursday, July 13, and was charged under the Modern Slavery Act with arranging the travel of a 21-year-old man with a view to him being exploited between August last year and this May. 

A second charge alleges he conspired with the former Senate President to arrange or facilitate the travel of the man with a view to him being exploited, namely organ harvesting.

The Ekweremadus are being tried in the UK on charges of organ harvesting after a 21-year-old man, David Ukpo, they brought to the UK approached the police with claims of being treated as a slave. The Nigerian politician and his wife were arrested in the UK on June 21 after flying into Heathrow from Turkey. 

Obeta was on Thursday charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation and conspiring together with Ike Ekweremadu.

The Daily Crucible reports that Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, both from Enugu in Nigeria, were charged in UK on June 23 with plot to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

  •Senator Ike Ekweremadu & Wife,                 Beatrice

The pair  - Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice Nwanneka were arrested earlier by Metropolitan Police after being caught in 
alleged plot to facilitate travel with a view to exploitation of a man's organ. They have since been remanded in custody.

Ekweremadu was a former Deputy Senate President and had aspired to govern his Enugu State in 2023 but had not yet been  able to get a governorship ticket of any of the nation's mainstream political parties for the office.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

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