All eyes are on Nigeria’s former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice who are set to know their fate today for plotting to harvest a man’s kidney for their sick daughter in the United Kingdom.
Ekweremadu, his wife and their doctor, Obinna Obetta were found guilty in march at London’s old bailey criminal court of conspiring to traffic the young street trader into britain for his body part.
In Britain, it is legal to donate a kidney, but not for financial or material reward which could attract life imprisonment.
It is the first-time organ harvesting conspiracy charges had been brought under the UK’s 2015 modern slavery act.
Both chambers of the national assembly and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo have both made appeals to the UK government for clemency.