“David is 25-years-old. I am aware that he travelled but he told me he was going to school abroad” – Brother of boy taken to UK by the Ekweremadus speaks

Jonathan Ukpo Nwanmini has responded to the debate over his brother’s age. David Ukpo Nwanmini is a suspected victim of organ trafficking involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife in the United Kingdom.

David’s brother told Sunday Vanguard that he is 25 years old, despite the fact that his passport, which was posted online, showed he is 22 years old rather than the 15 he is believed to have told Metropolitan police detectives.

He also revealed that David had informed him that he was going to study abroad. Jonathan said

”David is my elder brother because 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.”

Another businessman in Ikotun who pleaded anonymity also told Sunday Vanguard that; 

“David left Nigeria in January. He told us that someone promised to sponsor his education in the UK. He never mentioned the name of the person, but from what I have read online, it might be that the person was an intermediary between David and the former Deputy Speaker.”

Recall that on Thursday June 23, the Metropolitan Police announced that Ekweremadu and his wife were charged to court over the allegation of bringing a child with the name David to the UK for organ harvesting.

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