Ike Ekweremadu, the senator representing Enugu West, claimed that David Ukpo offered to give his daughter Sonia a kidney.
Ekweremadu claimed that in order to make Ukpo’s trip to London for the organ transplant possible.
Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were detained in London and charged with harbouring a youngster in the country in order to harvest their organs.
While the trial for accused organ harvesting is ongoing, the legislator and his wife are currently being held in custody in London.
Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, the attorney for Ekweremadu, asserted that Sonia had kidney problems for the previous five years.
Awomolo said in a statement to the Abuja Federal High Court that Ukpo had told Ekweremadu he was 21 years old.
The applicant’s daughter, Sonia Ekweremadu, has kidney failure, and the applicant has been taking care of her for almost five years, he said.
“The applicants’ daughter, as said, desperately needed a kidney donation to survive.
If his kidney is compatible with Miss Sonia Ekweremadu’s, David Nwamini Ukpo has offered to donate one to the applicant’s daughter.
“Ukpo informed the applicants that he was born in the year 2000 and that he is twenty-one years old.
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“The first applicant backed up Ukpo’s application for a visa to the UK with a letter to the British High Commission in Nigeria, outlining the reason for the trip: to allow him to receive medical care in the UK so that the donor and Sonia Ekweremadu receive the best care possible.
The Royal Free Hospital in London determined that the aforementioned Ukpo was not a viable donor after undergoing a number of medical tests since his kidney is not compatible with Sonia Ekweremadu’s.
Ukpo was ordered to return to Nigeria following the test, according to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, but he went to the UK authorities and appealed to be barred from doing so.
“Contrary to the information given to the petitioners by the same Ukpo, Ukpo informed the UK police that he is fifteen years old.
“The applicants really think that Ukpo was at least 21 years old based on the public records held by the respondents,” they write.
The applicants are unable to approach the stated Ukpo because he is currently in the care of British authorities.
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