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.
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