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A patriarchal society

In a landmark prosecution, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and middleman Dr Obinna Obeta, 51, were found guilty of modern slavery charges in March.

They were convicted of bringing a poverty stricken street trader from Lagos to London in the hope of providing a kidney for their 25-year-old daughter Sonia, who was in need of a transplant.

At a sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday, Mr Justice Johnson jailed Ekweremadu for nine years and eight months, while his wife received four years and six months and Obeta got 10 years.

Of course the bloke gets the higher sentence – he was clearly the person in charge, right?

9 thoughts on “A patriarchal society”

  1. My grampa warned me about them and their big pots, and he was right. Never forget the racist folk wisdom of your elders, lads.

  2. Interesting to see that the ‘victim’ is ‘in fear of his life’. One gains the impression that he’s now been granted asylum in the UK.

    He clearly knows how to work the system.

  3. Bboy – they don’t need to, every immigration lawyer in Britain knows how to work the system for them.

    Africans are usually quite level headed until something doesn’t go their way, then they remember white people respond to the magic incantation of “racist”.

  4. In other words, they’re sensible and rational, but they know the natives are prone to superstition, so they take advantage of it.

    Can’t think of an argument against that one, Steve.

  5. Bboy – pretty much that, yarp.

    At least the superstitious African natives used to get something of value when trading with the white man: gunpowder, trinkets or beads.

    We get mulattos advertising soft furnishings, instead.

  6. If the victim is in fear of his life over here I can think of an obvious solution.

    Also, channeling my inner Mikado, I suggest making the punishment fit the crime by requiring the parents to each donate one of their kidneys. If due to medical complications neither are suitable for their daughter there must be many others on the waiting list who’d be pleased to have them.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset


    My niece has offered my brother a kidney, if he ever gets his weight down. If it isn’t compatible they do a multiple swap, until they find one for him, so they could do that for their daughter.

    (I know we have 2 but I still wouldn’t want my son giving up one for mm, too many risks for him. )

  8. Would they have gotten away with it if it were not for that Teresa May legislation banning modern slavery?

    I’m convinced there were laws against this already.

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