Brother of Ekweremadu’s organ harvesting victim, David Nwamini relives family’s ordeal


Brother of Ekweremadu’s organ harvesting victim, David Nwamini relives family’s ordeal

The brother of David Nwamini, a Nigerian victim of organ trafficking orchestrated by former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has disclosed that the family has been devastated over the sudden disappearance of the David.

In a shocking turn of events, Ike Ekweremadu, a prominent Nigerian political figure, was recently sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for his involvement in organ trafficking along with his wife, Beatrice, and a colluding doctor, Obinna Obeta.

Ekweremadu orchestrated the smuggling of 21-year-old David Nwamini to the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for their ailing daughter, Sonia. This case has left David’s family devastated, with his brother revealing the profound impact on their lives since David’s sudden disappearance.

The brother of David Nwamini, whose identity remains undisclosed, shared the heart-wrenching story of their family’s ordeal.

Since David’s disappearance, they have had no communication with him, leaving their father consumed by grief and deteriorating health.

“The devastating impact of losing a loved one without a trace is unimaginable, and the pain inflicted on David’s family is profound.

“Their lives have been marred by daily tears and immense sorrow, with David’s father falling seriously ill due to the distress caused by his son’s disappearance,” he said.

On May 5, 2023, a UK court delivered justice by sentencing Ekweremadu to nine years and eight months in prison for his role in organ trafficking.

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Beatrice Ekweremadu received a four-year and six-month sentence, while Dr. Obinna Obeta was sentenced to ten years.

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This verdict highlights the seriousness of their offense and sends a strong message against organ trafficking. However, it does little to alleviate the pain suffered by David’s family and the irreversible damage caused by their actions.

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Before his sudden disappearance, David Nwamini was a street trader selling mobile phone accessories in a bustling Lagos market.

His brother, interviewed by the BBC, revealed that the family had no knowledge of David’s departure until news of the trial emerged.

The sense of loss and confusion experienced by his loved ones is profound. The brother emphasizes that David was deceived and lured into a situation that resulted in his vanishing without a trace.

“The gravity of this tragedy is compounded by the fact that David’s life was upended by those entrusted with power,” the brother added.

David’s landlord, with whom he had regular conversations before his disappearance, disputes the notion that the young man would willingly sell his kidney.

The landlord argues that David was aware of alternative means to earn money and asserts that even a significant sum like £1 million would not have enticed him to engage in such an act.

This perspective challenges the narrative surrounding David’s involvement in the organ trafficking scheme and raises questions about the extent of his consent and the true motives of those responsible.


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