Ekweremadu sentenced to ten years in prison for organ harvesting
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on May 5, 2023
Former Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice and Doctor Obinna Obeta have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the organ harvesting charges brought against them by a United Kingdom court.
The former deputy senate president was sentenced to ten years while his wife received a six years sentence in prison.
The couple and medical “middleman” Dr Obeta, fifty years old, were found guilty in the Old Bailey in March.
The Ekweremadus’ daughter Sonia, who has a serious kidney condition, wept as she was cleared of the same charge.
At a sentencing hearing today, Ekweremadu was jailed for nine years and eight months, his wife Beatrice was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment while Obeta received a ten-year prison term.