I feel guilty my parents were convicted because of me – Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia
Sonia Ekweremadu, the daughter of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, said she feels guilty because her parents were convicted while trying to find a solution to her health problem.
This was stated by Ekweremadu’s daughter in an interview with newsmen on Friday.
In March 2023, a UK jury found Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and a doctor, Obinna Obeta, guilty of criminal conspiracy to bring a 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney.
The young man was said to have falsely presented himself as Sonia’s cousin in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade doctors to perform an £80,000 private procedure at London’s Royal Free Hospital.
On Friday, an Old Bailey Court sentenced all three of them to prison.
Ekweremadu was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison, Beatrice to four years and six months, and “middleman” medical doctor Obeta to ten years.
However, Sonia, who is currently undergoing dialysis and was on trial alongside her parents, was acquitted.
Sonia and her siblings were surprised when the police knocked on their door and explained their mission.
Sonia stated that she disagreed with her parents’ conviction.
“I understand the conviction,” she said, “but I personally disagree with it.” That is obviously from a biassed standpoint as their daughter; I will always support my parents.
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