Sonia, the daughter of Ike Ekweremadu, Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, has made a public appeal for kidney donation.
The lawmaker’s daughter made the appeal amid the ordeal of her parents who landed in trouble in the quest to save her.
He and his wife were arrested in June when they tried to get a kidney donor for Sonia, who is in mid 20s.
Prosecutors had arraigned the couple in court over alleged trafficking and attempt to harvest the organs of an underage.
Beatrice, the lawmaker’s wife, was later granted bail while he is currently in custody pending October when his case would be heard.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Sonia, who is based in the UK, asked members of the public to assist her.
She said, “I, Sonia Ekweremadu, hereby appeal to the general public to come to my aid and save my life. I am 25 years old and a graduate of Media and Communications, University of Coventry. I dropped out of my post-graduate studies at the University of Newcastle in 2019 when I was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, FSGS.
“Nephrotic Syndrome. My family has battled to save my life and has taken me to various hospitals, but the illness persisted and kept degenerating. I am alive today by the special grace of God. I am presently in London, UK, receiving 5 Hours of dialysis 3-4 times a week. This is at the expense of my family as I am not qualified for NHS due to my immigration status.”