The Nigeria Immigration Service has confirmed the real age of an organ donor, Nwamini David, taken to the United Kingdom by former Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
The acting Comptroller-General of Immigration, Idris Jere, confirmed the development to The PUNCH.
Ekweremadu, the senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District, was arrested by the UK Metropolitan Police on Tuesday with his wife, for conspiracy to harvest the organs of a minor.
Ekweremadu and his wife allegedly facilitated David’s entry into the UK to transplant his kidney into their daughter, Sonia, who is suffering from kidney failure.
The couple was arraigned at the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London on charges of conspiracy and organ harvest on Thursday.
The prosecutor disclosed that David is a 15-year-old boy, adding that he was not aware that he was in the UK to donate a kidney until he went for a hospital appointment with the Ekweremadus.
A trending picture of David’s passport, however, indicated that he was born on October 12, 2000. This means he is 21 years old.
The passport with number B00569974 was issued in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on November 5, 2021 and would expire on November 4, 2026.