A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the sentencing of former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice, and a medical doctor, Obinna Obeta, to jail by the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, on Friday.
In a tweet on Friday, Sani wrote: “Senator Ekweremadu, Beatrice, and Obinna; the UK Court is done, and the Lord shall see you through.”
DAILY POST recalls that the UK court sentenced Ekweremadu to nine years and eight months, while his wife Beatrice and Obinna Obeta got four and 10 years jail terms, respectively.
The sentence became the first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act, following their conviction for organ trafficking in March, which lasted for six weeks.
Prior to the sentence, Ekweremadu, Beatrice, and Obeta were convicted of conspiracy to arrange the travel of a young Nigerian man identified as David Nwamini to Britain in order to exploit him for his kidney.
The kidney organ was intended for Ekweremadu’s sick daughter, Sonia.