“How I rejected tricycle offer from Ekweremadu’s family” — Father of boy taken to UK for organ harvesting reveals

Mr. Nwamini Ukpo, the father of David Ukpo, who was trafficked to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting recently shared an incident involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

According to Mr. Ukpo, the Ekweremadu family offered him a tricycle at their family compound in Ebonyi State which he rejected.

“How I rejected tricycle offer from Ekweremadu’s family” — Father of boy taken to UK for organ harvesting reveals
Ike Ekweremadu

During a recent interview with Vanguard at his family compound in Ndioffia Ishieke, Ebonyi State, Mr. Nwamini Ukpo shared this interesting incident.

The conversation took place in the presence of community members and Reverend Igweali Linus, the head pastor of the Nigeria Reform Church (NRC), where David Ukpo served as a chorister.

Speaking on the offer, Nwamini said, “Since the issue of my son being taken to the United Kingdom became a global issue, none of the Ekweremadu family visited us immediately.

“It was when the case was being handled by the UK government that a group of people came, saying they were from Ekweremadu and decided to offer me a tricycle, which I rejected.

“I rejected it because that was not what I needed. I just want to have the chance to speak to my son again. I am only trying to be strong for my wife, who is the mother of David, because it hurts me inside.

“As you can see, my legs are swollen, and that started the day I heard of David’s disappearance. My heart beats fast, and as such, I have stopped farming work.”

One of David Ukpo’s uncles, who resides in the city and is often the intermediary between the Ekweremadu family and his family, stated that the family only wants an opportunity to speak with their son to know if he is alive or not.

He said, “The last and only time the family of Ekweremadu has come to our village was to present my brother, Nwamini Ukpo, with an offer as compensation, which he rejected. He told them that he has nothing to do with their offer but wants to have access to his son.”

Meanwhile, further findings revealed the medical challenges of David’s father, Nwamini Ukpo, as his leg was swollen at the time of this interview and currently battling with a heart condition that has stopped him from farming.

The Reverend Father of the Nigeria Reform Church, Igweali Linus, also spoke to Vanguard, affirming Mr. Nwamini Ukpo’s heart condition and stating that he only wants to communicate with his son, not receive gifts.

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