Ike Ekweremadu told a court in London that he sought a kidney donor for his ailing daughter from outside his family on his doctor’s advice.
The former deputy senate president gave the answer while he was being crossed examined in court and was asked why he did not try to find a suitable match among his family members instead of trying to buy a kidney.
Prosecutor Hugh Davies KC asked Ekweremadu: “On the question of whether a family member could in principle act as a donor, you decided that was not possible based on a reported conversation between your non-nephrologist brother and Dr Obeta, a non-nephrologist?”
Ekeweremadu answered: “He would have had basic knowledge. I’m not a doctor so if he says so, I believe him.”
The lawyer and politician from Enugu state said he believed it was not an option after being told about a conversation between his brother Diwe and Dr Obeta in September 2021.