David Ukpo Nwanmini, who was alleged to be trafficked to the UK for organ harvest, is 25 years old, his brother, Jonathan, said weekend.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are currently facing trial for allegedly trafficking David to harvest his kidney for transplanting to Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia.
The twist became an issue when it was reported that David was a teenager.
Jonathan, 22, told reporters that, “David is my elder brother. We are both of the same father with different mothers, and we hail from Ebonyi State. I will be 22 years old by next month and David is 25 years old.
“I am aware that he travelled because he told me. He did not disclose the country he was travelling to. He simply told me he was going to school abroad. After some months of not hearing from him, I got his number from his girlfriend and called him. I asked about his studies and work.
“He said it was fine, but that he was not working yet, as he needed to go to school first before he could be given a working paper. I told him about our dad who was not feeling fine. This was the conversation we had this month since January when he travelled. He was staying with us here in Ikotun before he left. We both sell phone accessories. We spoke last week. We even spoke again this week.”