Sonia Ekweremadu, 25, the daughter of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has commented on her parents’ conviction for organ harvesting in the United Kingdom.
The UK court had convicted Ekweremadu to nine years and eight months in prison on Friday, while his wife, Beatrice, received four years and six months in prison for their involvement in a scheme to obtain a young Nigerian’s kidney in order to treat their daughter.
Dr. Obinna Obeta, a physician and the third accused person in the case, received a 10-year prison term for his promise to assist in the organ harvesting.
Sonia, who discussed the situation with the BBC on Friday shortly after the court decision, said things with her family might never be the same again.
Sonia, who was fighting back tears, expressed her sorrow over the whole thing and claimed that her parents’ imprisonment was due to her poor health.
“I don’t think it will ever be the same again,” she remarked. “Naturally, I feel bad about all of this because I believe that I am to blame for it all.”
“Life is merely a dynamic. As if you were relaxing out at your house one day and your entire life changed the next.”