Ekweremadu tells UK court he did not offer to buy kidney
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 9, 2023
former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied offering money to a prospective kidney donor to save his sick daughter, Sonia.
The lawmaker, his wife, Beatrice, and their 25-year-old daughter are on trial in London for allegedly trafficking a young man from Nigeria to serve as kidney donor.
The Ekweremadus were alleged to have offered £7,000 to the 21-year-old trader whom they flew to London and falsely presented as Sonia’s cousin so as to obtain his kidney.
According to reports in the UK, in his opening addresses at the Old Bailey, lawyers for the defendant, Martin Hicks, insists they believed the donor was acting selflessly.