JUST IN: Ekweremadu Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Organ Trafficking

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The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, UK, has sentenced Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, to nine years and eight months in prison for organ harvesting.

His wife, Beatrice, was handed four years and six months jail term during the sentencing on Friday, BBC reports.

On March 23, the jury pronounced a guilty verdict on the senator, his wife, Beatrice, and Obinna Obeta, a doctor who acted as the middleman.

JUST IN: Ekweremadu Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Organ Trafficking

The jury held that they conspired to bring the 21-year-old at the centre of the matter to London to exploit him for his kidney.

The verdict is the first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the UK.