Alleged Organ Harvesting: Brother of boy Ekweremadu allegedly took to UK speaks
Jonathan Ukpo Nwanmini, younger brother of David Ukpo Nwanmini, an alleged victim of organ trafficking involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice in the United Kingdom, has reacted to the controversy surrounding his brother’s age.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported on Thursday June 23 that the Metropolitan Police arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife to court over the allegation of bringing a child with the name David to the UK for organ harvesting.
Speaking with Vanguard, Jonathan said contrary to David is 25-year-old contrary to online reports and what David allegedly told the Metropolitan police detectives that he is 15-years-old,
The younger brother, who claimed he is 22-years-old also disclosed that David told him he’s traveling abroad to school. Jonathan said;
”David is my elder brother because we are both of the same father with different mothers and we hail from Ebonyi State. I will be 22 years old by next month and David is 25 years old. I am aware that he travelled because he told me. He did not disclose the country he was travelling to. He simply told me he was going to school abroad.
“After some months of not hearing from him, I got his number from his girlfriend and called him. I asked about his studies and work.
“He said it was fine but that he was not working yet as he needed to go to school first before he could be given a working paper. I told him about our dad who was not feeling fine.
“This was the conversation we had this month since January when he travelled. He was staying with us here in Ikotun before he left. We both sell phone accessories. We spoke last week. We even spoke again this week.”
The aforementioned publication reported that another businessman in Ikotun who also pleaded anonymity said’ “David left Nigeria in January. He told us that someone promised to sponsor his education in the UK. He never mentioned the name of the person, but from what I have read online, it might be that the person was an intermediary between David and the former Deputy Speaker.”