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Hayley Brickel represents defendant acquitted of organ trafficking charge


A senior wealthy Nigerian politician, his wife and a medical “middleman” have been found guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, involving bringing a 21-year-old man to the UK.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, were found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to exploit the young man from Lagos for his kidney.

Prosecutors said the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25, who was acquitted of charges. Represented by Hayley Brickel, who was led by John Femi-Ola KC.

BBC report

Guardian report