Sonia Ekweremadu, daughter of Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike EkweremaduHe spoke about his parents’ conviction in a BBC interview.
Although she understands why her parents were convicted, she said she disagrees, albeit “from a very partial perspective as their daughter”.
“Of course, I will always protect my parents. However, the law has taken its course and we must now move forward as a family,” Mrs Eweremadu said. BBC.
In an interview before the verdict, he said it was difficult for him to wrap his head around the conviction.
PREMIUM TIMES notify A UK court on Friday sentenced Mr Eweremadu to nine years and eight months in prison.
The court sentenced Mr. Eweremadu’s wife, Beatrice, to four years and six months in prison, while the doctor who joined them, Obinna Obeta, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Young Mrs. Eweremadu, who is still undergoing dialysis, blames herself and her parents for what happened. “I feel guilty, I feel like this all happened because of me.”
He has a medical condition called Nephrotic syndrome, where the kidney is not working properly. His survival depends on either continuous dialysis for the rest of his life or a kidney transplant, which he hopes to receive soon.
According to Mrs. Eweremadu, her family was unable to find a donor within the family due to a history of kidney disease which led her to look outside.
He told the BBC he was not involved in the search and rescue David Nwamini (Ukpo)who was flown to the UK to donate his kidney as his family managed everything.
He added that he has no feelings for Mr. Nwamini and wishes him the best.
The BBC also warned that Mr Ukpo may not have returned to Nigeria following his lawyer’s statement about fearing for the former’s life. He can be granted asylum if his lawyer makes a case.
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“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the way everything has been played out,” he said, apologizing to his parents.
He told the BBC that his experience has given him an understanding of how “dynamic” life is and has also given him a new perspective to show people with kidney disease that they needn’t be afraid.
Ekweremadu’s current woes came to light in June 2022 when the news of his (Ike Ekweremadu) arrest made the news.
PREMIUM TIMES notify how he arrested London’s Metropolitan Police charged him with conspiring to traffic a child to the UK for organ harvesting along with his wife.
This marked the beginning of his troubles and on Friday he was sentenced to almost 10 years. At the end of his prison term, Mr. Ekweremadu will be about 70 years old.
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