The report that former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the UK cannot be verified.
This is due to the fact that the claim that is making rounds on Whatsapp broadcasts and on some blogs did not cite any verifiable source.
After Justice Jeremy Johnson of the Old Bailey convicted Ekweremadu for the crime that attracted 10 years jail term, the judge ruled that the sentencing would be passed on May 5.
Ike Ekweremedu, the former deputy senate president, was, on March 23, convicted for luring a young man into the United Kingdom with a view to exploiting his kidney in a trial that lasted for 6 weeks at the Old Bailey.
The high-ranking senator was convicted alongside his wife, Beatrice and a doctor, Obinna Obeta. The first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act.
Why UK court convicted former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu and wife
According to The Guardian UK, Justice Jeremy Johnson of the Old Bailey will pass sentence on May 5. This is contrary to the rumour made around on social media that the Enugu-born senator has been sentenced to death.
The report that Ekweremadu has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the UK Court could not be verified as there have been no credible media cited by the bloggers and WhatsApp broadcasters so far.
Organ trafficking: Ekweremadu, wife risk 10-year jail term in UK
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, have been convicted of organ trafficking by a UK court.
The couple were convicted alongside their doctor, Obinna Obeta, while their daughter suffering from a kidney-related ailment, cried profusely at the court.
Following the conviction, the lawmaker and his wife are likely to be sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015.