Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president, was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for organ trafficking by the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, in the United Kingdom.
According to the BBC, his wife, Beatrice, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison on Friday.
On March 23, the jury found the senator, his wife, Beatrice, and Obinna Obeta, a doctor who acted as a go-between, guilty.
The jury concluded that they planned to bring the 21-year-old at the center of the case to London in order to exploit him for his kidney.
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The decision is the first of its kind under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act of 2015.