My parents jailed for my sake, I feel guilty — Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia

The United Kingdom court’s sentencing of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, for their involvement in an organ-harvesting plot has elicited a poignant response from their daughter, Sonia Ekweremadu.

In an interview with BBC, the 25-year-old expressed her disbelief and sorrow over the events that have unfolded, stating that her family may never be the same again.

“I don’t think it will ever be the same again,” Sonia revealed, her emotions palpable. “And obviously, I feel guilty because I feel like all these have happened because of me.

Life is just some dynamic. Like you’re one day in your house chilling and the next day your whole life is turned around.”

The UK court had sentenced Ike Ekweremadu to nine years and eight months imprisonment, while his wife received four years and six months for attempting to harvest a kidney from an underage Nigerian to aid their daughter’s health.

Dr Obinna Obeta, a medical doctor who was also involved in the crime, received a 10-year sentence for his role in facilitating organ harvesting.


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