A former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has been sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for organ trafficking by the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, UK.
The BBC reports that his wife, Beatrice, was handed four years and six months jail term during the sentencing on Friday.
On March 23, the jury pronounced a guilty verdict on the senator, his wife, Beatrice, and Obinna Obeta, a doctor who acted as the middleman.
The jury held that they conspired to bring the 21-year-old at the centre of the matter to London to exploit him for his kidney.
The verdict is the first of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the UK.
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