A prominent Nigerian senator who was found guilty in March of trafficking a man to Britain to harvest one of his kidneys, will be sentenced at London’s Old Bailey court later on Friday.

Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice planned to give the organ to their daughter who has a kidney disease.

The victim – a 21-year old street trader from Lagos – was offered $8,000 (£6,340) and promised a better life in Britain, but only realised what was going on when he met doctors in hospital.

The Ekweremadus, along with a medic who helped them, are the first people convicted of organ trafficking under Britain’s modern slavery laws.

The maximum sentence they could face is life imprisonment.

Source: BBC