Organ Harvesting: Nigerians React As British Court Finds Ekweremadu, Wife Guilty
Nigerians on social media have reacted to the reports of former Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and ,his wife, Beatrice who was found guilty of organ trafficking by a United Kingdom court.
Naija News earlier reported that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, daughter Sonia and Obinna Obeta, a doctor involved in the case, conspired to bring the victim to London to exploit him for his kidney.
According to the publication, the jury found that Ekwerenmadu and others mentioned were guilty and would face the punishment for their offence, a case said to be the first verdict of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act.
Reacting to the verdict by the British court, some Nigerians commended the British court while others extended prayers to the family in these trying times.
Kelvin wrote: “I honestly don’t care much for this people. But that young man knew exactly what he was sent there to do. He’s not the victim here. He knew the details and what was expected of him. If he knew he wasn’t comfortable with the agreement he shouldn’t have taken the deal. Now he got to the uk. Most likey got some first payment and then decide to go report them? Now he’s has messed up the life of the whole family. I mean the family are innocent as well but that young man is definitely not the victim. He just played smart.”
bob_pharel wrote: “I feel for this family , the love of their daughter is the cause of this journey”
chiefamaa wrote: “If only they have put all the stolen money into building a Mega hospital in Nigeria. Mumu man”
onyinyeamajo wrote: ”I feel bad for them. They acted out of desperation and didn’t think things through at all. Hopefully they have learnt their lesson, l pray their sentence won’t be too grave and their child gets a matching kidney the right way and gets well soon.”
ezeokwu_bu_ndu wrote: ”Thank God say hand hold am for abroad not their usual in Naija. See how God is dealing with enemies of Nigeria.”
franklinchinedu46 wrote: ‘‘Very good. If Nigeria politicians think dey can get away with anything in Nigeria not in another’s man country. One down more to go.”
dorimevibes wrote: “This happened in a working structured country. Nobody would have heard about this case if it happened in Niigeria.”
131ja wrote: “The young man only activated his Japa strategy and surely knew what was on the cards. Unfortunately the same Nigeria the likes of Ikweremadu destroyed out of greed put him in a desperate situation he never thought will happen to a man of his calibre. There are no winners here and I sincerely hope others in the political class learn that one day the laws of retribution has its own way of administering justice.”