Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu and medical “middleman”, Dr. Obinna Obeta have been jailed for conspiring to traffic a market trader to the UK to harvest his kidney.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and 25-year-old daughter Sonia stood trial accused of a conspiracy to bring the man to Britain from Lagos for his organ, Daily Dates Nigeria recalls.

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At a sentencing hearing on Friday, 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 10-year prison term.