David Nwamini Ukpo, the young man engaged in the contentious organ harvesting incident that resulted in Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice being detained and arrested in the UK, has resorted to social media to share his side of the story.
David Nwamini said in a Facebook post on June 25 that he had been tricked into traveling from Nigeria to London in order to have his kidney removed without his will.
He asserted that they gave him a job offer but failed to inform him about the organ donation, adding that he learned about the practice from the doctor who would be performing the procedure on him.
Remember that Ike Ekweremadu flew David to the UK for the kidney transplant before the police arrested him and his wife there on suspicion of trafficking in children and organ harvesting.
After the judge denied bail for Ekweremadu and his wife, the case was postponed to July 7.
Ukpo’s post, titled “My journey to the UK,” is unaltered and reads as follows:
“One fateful day, while working on a construction site to make ends meet, I met a man by the name of Okoro. Okoro told me he liked me and wanted to help me realize my ambition since he thought I was a fantastic person. He asked me whether I wanted to work in the UK. I simply started laughing since I don’t have the money for it, and when he asked why I told him I didn’t, I replied, “No, I’m not interested.”
He just started laughing and told me he was going to introduce me to the senator because his company in the UK needed workers, and that way he could begin the process of getting my visa.
“I had no choice but to accept the offer. Two days later, the same man returned to the construction site and informed me that the senator wanted to see me so that we could begin the visa processing. I quickly put down my shovel and headpan and ran for the bathroom.
“Mr. Okoro led me to a place I had never gone before, and although I was concerned that he might be a money ritualist, I reassured myself that there wouldn’t be any issues because I had known Mr. Okoro for a very long time. When Mr. Okoro handed me off to a young man in a suit, I informed him that Mr. Okoro had previously explained everything to me and that I had agreed to work there.
“They eventually provided me a room in that house, took my passport photo, and assured me that they would start processing my visa right away. My generation had never eaten the type of stuff I did there. I was having the time of my life there. After a week, I was informed that my passport and visa were ready and that we would be departing the following day. I was then driven to the airport, and when we arrived in the UK, I was transferred to a hospital there.
“I was informed I had to get a medical exam when we arrived at the hospital in the UK to check on my health status. If the test showed I was healthy enough for the work, I accepted without hesitation. I’m grateful to God that Dr. Harry told me everything, listened to my explanation of my situation, and later phoned the police to come to save me.
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