JUST IN: Ekweremadu paid hundreds of thousands of pounds for legal defence — Reports

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Emerging information has revealed that Senator Ike Ekweremadu spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the legal defence for him and his co-defendants in the just concluded Organ Trafficking court saga.

This was reported by Channels Television on Friday night.

Talktoalawyer reports that Ekweremadu, along with his wife Beatrice and the doctor-middleman, Obinna Obeta, 51, were on Friday sentenced to serve 10 years and 8 months, 4 years and six months, and 10 years imprisonment, respectively.

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The three were found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to arrange the travel of a young man with a view to exploiting him for his body part.

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The Ekweremadus’ 25-year-old daughter, Sonia, has a severe kidney disease. It was for her the donor was sourced and brought to the UK.

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Asides the litigation costs, the evening news programme also reported that the Senator has incurred over €1m in debt over the past few months.

Earlier in May, multiple outlets reported that Ekweremadu has continued to receive his emoluments and allowances despite being in detention since June last year.

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The Africa Report confirmed that the former deputy senate leader has been receiving his monthly salary, allowance and imprest of N14.2m (about $30,800) from the Nigerian Senate since June.

So far, he has collected 12 months of salary and allowances which amounts to N170.4m (nearly $370,000).

 

 

 

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