A British court sentenced Ike Ekweremadu to almost ten years in prison for trafficking in human organs.
For the same offense, Dr Obinna Obeta was given a 10-year sentence; however, his wife Beatrice was given a four-year, six-month sentence.
British journalist Chris Summers tweeted the details on Friday afternoon.
They were sentenced to prison under the Modern Slavery Act at London’s Old Bailey Central Criminal Court.
The three were convicted in March of smuggling a young Nigerian man named David Ukpo to the UK so that Sonia Ekweremadu, the daughter of Nigeria’s top senator, may have her kidney removed.
Ike Ekweremadu, the former Senate deputy president, and his wife received,
Speaker of the House Femi Gbajabiamila urged that the UK Criminal Court consider the MPs’ request in a direct message to the British Crown during Tuesday’s plenary.
The House also asked the federal government to “intervene” diplomatically in the lawmaker’s trial.
Ekweremadu has represented the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the Enugu West district of southeast Nigeria since 2003.
Ekweremadu was a first-time offender who had made substantial contributions to West African politics, according to Nigerian parliamentary leaders who urged for compassion before a London court this week.
He did not run in the most recent National Assembly elections as a result of his arrest prior to and throughout the trial.