The hell that we create on this earth:
"A senior Nigerian politician plotted to transport a street trader to the UK to harvest one of his organs for as much as £7,000 and the promise of a better life, a court has heard."
"The then-deputy president of the Nigerian Senate is on trial at the Old Bailey alongside his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu, 56, their 25-year-old daughter Sonia and medical 'middleman' Dr Obinna Obeta.
"Sonia Ekweremadu is alleged to have been the intended recipient of the kidney in an £80,000 private transplant operation at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London.
"The daughter had a 'significant and deteriorating' kidney condition which could be managed through dialysis but cured with a transplant. "
"Dr Obeta had distributed a GoFundMe page quoting £60,000 for the private procedure, some £20,000 less than the cost of Sonia's transplant had it gone ahead, it was alleged."
"He goes on to say the classmate would need some £2,000 to start the search for candidates and testing.
"The following month, messages between Diwe Ekweremadu and Dr Obeta - forwarded to Ike - revealed that potential donors would travel for screening at a lab in the capital city, Abuja.
"The 21-year-old donor was among them, having been recruited by an acquaintance at a Lagos street market who turned out to be Dr Obeta's kidney donor, the court was told."
It is kind of interesting because an argument can be made that it is a legitimate transaction... One that is, of course, highly questionable. Nobody wants anyone in their family giving up their body parts for money.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, is on trial at the Old Bailey with his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu, 56, their 25-year-old daughter Sonia and medical 'middleman' Dr Obinna Obeta.By Lauren Haughey (Daily Mail)