London doctor refused to remove vital organ of ’15-year-old’ donor brought by Senator Ike Ekweremadu for his daughter’s kidney transplant because the passport procured for the boy showed his age as 41 years

Top British publication, Daily Mail has revealed more details surrounding the alleged organ trafficking case involving Nigerian Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife,  Beatrice, who are currently detained in the UK. 

Ike, 60, and Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, are accused of taking the homeless boy to the UK from Nigeria to transplant his organs into their daughter who is suffering from kidney failure.

According to Daily Mail, a consultant working in a NHS hospital refused to remove a vital organ from a teenager allegedly trafficked to London from the streets of Lagos by the former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and his wife, a court has heard.

The doctor at the Royal Free in Camden became suspicious about whether the alleged victim was aware he was the donor of the kidney and whether he was 41 as his passport claimed.

The ’15-year-old’  boy was given the passport of a 41-year-old in order to get into the UK, but did not know he was there to donate a kidney until he went a hospital appointment in London, a court heard yesterday.

After he arrived in the capital in February he had a string of medical appointments about kidney donation, but a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London, became concerned about the boy’s real age and if he knew he was there to donate an organ, it is alleged.

Prosecutor Damla Ayas told Uxbridge Magistrates Court yesterday:

‘The victim was 15. In Nigeria, he was approached by both defendants. He was homeless on the streets of Lagos. They deceived him and promised him a better life in the UK. He was given a passport for a 41-year-old. The passport was illegally obtained by these defendants.’

‘He was provided with a medical travel visa saying the purpose of the travel was to provide medical treatment for the defendants’ daughter who was undergoing dialysis in relation to a number of health issues.

‘It was premeditated, it was planned. Blood tests were obtained in Nigeria and he travelled to the UK in February this year.

‘He was taken to several medical appointments in particular a medical appointment at the Royal Free Hospital and was spoken to by a consultant about the organ harvesting for a kidney transplant.

‘The consultant was concerned about his actual age and was concerned he was not aware he was the donor of the kidney. He only found out that the purpose of his visit was for an organ transplant when he visited the hospital’.

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