Nigerian Senator found guilty of trafficking man to U.K. to provide kidney: report

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Senior Nigerian politician Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and a medical middleman Obinna Obeta, have been found guilty of trafficking a man to Britain to provide a kidney, the BBC reported on Thursday.

All three were convicted in a British court of conspiring to exploit a man from Lagos for his organ, the BBC report said.

The Nigerians denied the charge of conspiracy to arrange the travel of another person with a view to exploitation between August 2021 and May 2022.

This case represents the first time defendants have been found guilty of an organ harvesting conspiracy under the Modern Slavery Act.