The victim in Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s organ harvesting trafficking case, David Nwamini, has pleaded with the UK government to remain and work in the UK, expressing fear that “they could arrest him or kill him in Nigeria.”
Nwamini’s impact statement was read in court on Friday at the sentencing where the former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice and the doctor-middleman, Obinna Obeta, were sentenced to 10 years and 8 months, 4 years and six months, and 10 years imprisonment respectively.
The former Nigerian federal lawmaker and his cohorts were convicted of organ trafficking at the Old Bailey Court, UK. They were also found guilty of conspiring to arrange the travel of the victim with a view to exploiting him for his body part.
Nwamini had told the UK court that he was approached with an opportunity to work in the UK, which he had always dreamed of but never thought would happen.