A British court has sentenced Ike Ekweremadu to nearly 10 years’ imprisonment for human organ trafficking.

His wife Beatrice was handed four years, six months sentence while Obinna Obeta, a medical doctor, got a 10 years sentence for the same offence.

British journalist Chris Summers shared the news via his Twitter handle on Friday.

He said the Nigerian senator and his wife were sentenced at London’s Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey under the Modern Slavery Act.

Neptune Prime reports that in March 2022, the trio was convicted of trafficking a young Nigerian, David Ukpo, to the United Kingdom, for the purpose of harvesting his kidney for their ill daughter Sonia Ekweremadu.

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