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Ekweremadu: More facts emerge on the organ donor



Ekweremadu: More facts emerge on the organ donor

In the court documents, Mr Ekweremadu’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, said Mr Nwanini was flown to the UK with his consent to be a kidney donor.

On Thursday, the London metropolitan police said they were charging Ekweremadu and his wife to court following an investigation by the police’s specialist crime team, which was launched after detectives were alerted of potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022. Ekweremadu and his wife were remanded in custody until July 7, pending further investigation.

David Nwamini promised to donate his organ to Sonia

Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia, reportedly had a kidney-related problem, had been undergoing dialysis, and needed a kidney transplant. However, the Nigeria family found a willing donor, whose name was Ukpo Nwamini David, and travel documents were secured for him to travel to the UK.

According to sources, Ukpo has been staying in Britain since February and was well taken care of as various photographs he took while in the UK and posted on his Facebook page. Some of the pictures included the ones he took with his girlfriend, who posted on her Facebook page Princess David, that she was “in a relationship with ‘Un Stoppable’.


Ekweremadu: Forensic Psychologist Faults Organ Donor’s Claim

Before the kidney transplant was done, however, the Royal Free Hospital London surgeons discovered

that Ukpo’s Kidney could not match Sonia’s. So, the operation could not be performed. The sources

further revealed that Ukpo was expected to return to Nigeria in May when the trouble started.

However, he didn’t want to return to Nigeria and believed he could secure asylum in the UK.


Ukpo, sources said, then told the police that he was a minor aged 15 years. He also told the police that he was deceived he would be given a better life in the UK, unknown to him that the plan was to harvest his organ and that he was being forced back to Nigeria.

Facts that emerged have now exposed some discrepancies in the claims. For example, on his international passport, issued on November 4 2021, with the name David Ukpo Nwamini, his date of birth was given as October 12, 2000, which confirmed that he is actually 21 years old and not 15, as he told the London Police. However, the date of birth was recorded while registering for the National Identification Number on June 15 2021, with his NIN as 19438077110.


Ekweremadu: More facts emerge on the organ donor

Also, in a letter dated December 28, 2021, addressed to the Visa Section, British High Commission,

Abuja, Senator Ekweremadu stated clearly the reason for the Visa application on behalf of Ukpo.

In his letter, Senator Ekweremadu wrote: “I am writing in support of the visa application made by

Mr Ukpo Nwamini David, who is currently having medical investigations for a kidney donation to

Ms Sonia Ekweremadu.


David and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital London, and I will provide the necessary funding”.

This shows that the reason for Ukpo’s trip to the UK was not hidden. Pictures of their information page

of Ukpo, his NIM registration and Facebook posts say more about the development in London.


Peter Obi prays for the Ekweremadus

Meanwhile, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, brushed politics

aside and expressed concern at Ekweremadu’s arrest while praying for justice.

In a tweet on Friday, Obi said, “My family and I are with the Ekweremadus over their travail.

We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into

God’s hand for justice to be done.


Days ago, Ekweremadu reportedly said people from the south-east geo-political zone would not

vote for Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 elections. Although he admitted that Obi was a credible candidate,

Ekweremadu said south-easterners should not “throw away” their vote on LP because the party cannot

win the presidency.

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