Sonia, Daughter of Nigeria former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, alongside her mother on Monday appeared in court to answer allegations of conspiracy to harvest the organ of another person for self.
The Senator’s daughter, Sonia has a kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for some months.
It was gathered that the Ekweremadu’s daughter, was accused alongside her father, Ike Ekweremadu, 60, her mother Beatrice Ekweremadu, 56, and 50-year-old doctor Obinna Obeta of conspiracy to arrange the travel of another person with a view to harvest his organ.
Photos and videos of Sonia walking alongside her mother at the court on Monday surfaced the internet as police charged the younger Ekweremadu for trafficking a homeless man into the UK to harvest his organs for herself.
It would be recalled, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice were arrested in June this year and they have been on trial alongside their doctor, Obinna Obeta, for charges bothering on conspiracy to arrange the travel of another person with a view to exploit him and harvest his organ.
Mrs Ekweremadu was granted bail at a hearing in July.
The allegation indicated that they conspired together, with others unknown, including a family member, Isaac Ekweremadu, to arrange the travel of a 21-year-old man, David Ukpo Nwamini, with a view to exploiting him between August1, 2021 and May 5, 2022.
They were accused of facilitating Ukpo’s travel from Lagos to London to remove one of his kidneys and use same for their daughter, Sonia, who has a kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for a period of time.
Prosecutors at the court on Monday claimed, the plot was to harvest Nwamini’s organ for Sonia’s benefit.
The prosecutors submitted before the court that Ike Ekweremadu, family members and their doctor were arrested after the young man, who previously lived on the streets of Lagos, turned up at Staines police station, claiming he was a victim of trafficking.
Prosecutors added that Nwamini told police officers he had arrived in the UK on 20 February this year and had been taken to Royal Free Hospital for tests, none of which he consented to.
Adding, after the tests, Nwamini said he had returned to the house he had been staying in, where he was treated as a slave.
Prosecutors said Ukpo escaped from Ekweremadu’s home and was homeless for three days before going to the police.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his doctor have been on remand in HMP Wandsworth and HMP Belmarsh respectively.
The Senator and the Doctor did not appear at the court on Monday.