27.2 C
Friday, March 31, 2023

Ekweremadu Diagnosed With Acute Kidney Damage in London – Daughter

Must read

Listen now
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Embattled former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage even as he languishes in police custody in London, United Kingdom.

This was disclosed on Monday by his daughter, Sonia, who is also battling a debilitating kidney disease in a London hospital.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are currently facing charges of organ harvesting in the United Kingdom. The couple had brought a young man to London to donate his organ to Sonia but the man reported them to the police, alleging he was forced.

Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested in London by the Metropolitan Police on June 23 and charged with trying to bring a child to the UK to allegedly harvest organs.

Ekweremadu has remained in detention ever since as the court has refused to grant him bail.

However, his wife, Beatrice, was granted bail on stringent conditions by the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom on July 26.

Beatrice was charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1, 2021 and May 5, 2022 under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, while the husband, Ike, was charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

But in a passionate plea on Monday in a post on Instagram, Sonia, who called on members of the public to donate a kidney to her to save her life explained that her family members are unable to come to her aid because her kidney disease, FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome, is not only rare but also genetic.

Because of that Sonia said “the doctors advised against donation from any of my family members, as it would likely reoccur.”

Not only that, the young lady said her father, Senator Ekweremadu, has been struck by the same illness.

“In the time that my father has been incarcerated, he has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage,” she said.

In her statement, Ekweremadu’s daughter noted that she had to drop out of the university after being diagnosed with the rare kidney disease.

The statement read, “I, Sonia Ekweremadu, hereby appeal to the general public to come to my aid and save my life.”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article