Organ Harvesting: Court Grants Wife Bail, Detains Ike Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Adjusting to Life Behind Bars

by Ikem Emmanuel

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu found himself adjusting to life behind bars. The once-prominent Nigerian politician, along with his wife and physician, Dr. Obinna Obeta, was convicted under the Modern Slavery Act and subsequently sentenced to over five years in jail for organ trafficking. This shocking verdict came after an Old Bailey jury reached its decision in March.

As the news of Ekweremadu’s incarceration broke, many wondered how he would adapt to this new reality. Would he, a former high-ranking government official, cope with the challenges of prison life?

According to an official at the Nigerian High Commission, the former senator is adjusting reasonably well to his new circumstances. When asked about Ekweremadu’s condition, the official simply stated, “He’s fine, he’s fine.”

However, the situation for Ekweremadu’s wife remains unclear, with the official responding, “That I don’t know.”

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The case that led to Ekweremadu’s imprisonment revolved around organ trafficking. The Ekweremadus, with the assistance of Dr. Obeta, had arranged for a young Nigerian to travel to London to donate one of his kidneys for their ailing daughter. This operation, deemed illegal under the Modern Slavery Act, resulted in their convictions.


As Ike Ekweremadu adapts to his new life behind bars, it marks a significant fall from grace for a once-respected political figure. His story serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of illegal activities, even for those in the highest echelons of power.

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