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Am Not Part Of Kidney Donor’s Search – Ekweremadu’s Wife Tells Uk Court



Beatrice Ekweremadu, the wife of former deputy senate-President Ike Ekweremadu, has denied her involvement in the kidney donor search for her sick daughter Sonia.

Beatrice and her husband Ike Ekweremadu was arrested in United Kingdom last year, on suspicion of smuggling an under age boy into England to harvest his kidney for his daughter who is in dare need of a kidney transplant.

Appearing in court on Monday, at Old Bailey London Mrs Ekweremadu,denied her allegations alongside her husband, her daughter and doctor Obinna Obeta.

It has been that she was mistakenly portrayed as Sonia’s cousin when she tried to persuade doctors to perform a private operation at the Royal Free Hospital that cost £80,000.

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Regarding her finances, Beatrice said in the court that her husband took care of her home, but she only did household chores, which included visiting the children at school in England every few weeks, she pointed out.

When her daughter was found to have kidney problems, her husband said Sonia fell ill in 2019 and she was diagnosed with the problem in the UK. Sonia returned to London and underwent a doctor’s appointment at Cromwell Hospital, followed by a Royal Free, jurors said.

The BBC reports that the defence lawyer, Anu Mohindru KC, said, “There are text messages from your husband keeping you informed of what was happening. Is that something he would do?”

The defendant replied: “Yes. He tells me what he thinks I need to know.”

The attorney then asked Ekweremadu if he had informed Diwe, his brother who had received medical training, about their conversations.

Beatrice admitted to the jury that she did not inquire about Diwe Ekweremadu’s status as the family physician but claimed to regard him as such.

Obeta, a former classmate of Diwe’s, allegedly offered to assist the family.

In response to Mohindru’s question, the defendant, Mrs. Ekweremadu, denied being involved in the selection of any candidates.

The Ekweremadus, who have a residence in Willesden Green, North-West London, and Obeta, who hails from Southwark, South London, both contest the accusations.

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