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Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu, wife know fate today as they face UK court for sentencing

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice alongside their doctor, Obinna Obeta, will today May 5, face a UK court for sentencing. 

The trio was in March this year convicted for conspiring to harvest the kidney of a trader they flew into the UK from Nigeria. The couple and their doctor were arrested in June last year and have been on trial since then.

Justice Jeremy Johnson of Central Criminal Court Old Bailey found them guilty under the modern-day slavery act of the United Kingdom. Though the couple told the court that the organ was for their ailing 25-year-old daughter, Sonia.

However, the United Kingdom Modern Slavery act 2015 frowns at Human trafficking under which organ harvesting falls and is punishable with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment upon conviction.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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