A letter written by the former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, requesting a British visa for a 15-year-old organ donor for his daughter has come to light after the couple was denied bail by an Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom.
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The letter, dated December 28, 2021, announced that the aforementioned boy will be giving his daughter Sonia a kidney. David and Sonia will be in the Royal Free Hospital in London, and I will be providing the required funds, the document says in part.
Although the identity of Ekweremadu’s kidney donor was also disclosed in the visa letter, the public debate over the potential donor’s age has been sparked.
Before Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were detained on Tuesday at Heathrow Airport along with the boy-donor, the Metropolitan Police, according to sources, had reportedly started looking into the issue in May of this year.
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The Royal Free Hospital in London was listed as the location for the kidney surgeries. However, police were notified about possible violations of modern slavery legislation last month.