Obinna Obeta, a UK doctor has been charged with plotting with Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice over an alleged organ trafficking.
Gatekeepers News earlier reported that Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested for trafficking a man into the United Kingdom to harvest a kidney for their daughter.
The former Deputy President of the Senate and his wife are currently been held by the UK authorities following their arrest at Heathrow Airport on June 21 after arriving on a flight from Turkey.
The doctor, Obeta is said to be residing in Southwark in south London.
According to Daily Mail, Obeta was charged under the Modern Slavery Act with arranging the travel of the 21-year-old man with a view to him being exploited between last August and May.
In another charge, the defendant was alleged to have conspired with the couple to arrange or facilitate the travel of the man with a view to him being exploited, namely organ harvesting.
The fifty-year-old was brought to the Bexley Magistrates’ Court on July 13, while arguments in the case were heard on Friday.
The Met police said the donor was 15, he was reported to have refused to consent to the procedure after undergoing tests at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north-west London.
Meanwhile, Gatekeepers News earlier reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), in a statement, said it issued an international passport indicating his age as 21 after due process.
On July 1, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the NIS, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), and two commercial banks to release the details of the said victim in their possession to Ekweremadu and his wife.
Less than a week after, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that the kidney donor was not a minor after confirming his age as 21.
Ekweremadu, Beatrice, and Obeta are due to appear at the Old Bailey on August 4.