Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu To Remain In Custody As Court Moves Trial To Oct 31

The Central Criminal Court in the UK has adjourned the alleged case involving Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy president of the senate.

Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu To Remain In Custody As Court Moves Trial To Oct 31
Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu To Remain In Custody As Court Moves Trial To Oct 31

The judge handling the case is going to hear pretrial applications on October 31, but the trial will commence fully on May 2, 2023.
Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice are facing charges bordering on a plot to arrange and the travel of one David Nwamini with a view of harvesting his organ.

The couple was arrested by London Metropolitan Police in June and appeared before a magistrate court in July.
Ekweremadu’s wife was granted bail on July 22.

At the court on Thursday, Ike Ekweremadu asked that a new lawyer represent him.

The police had alleged that David Ukpo, the reported victim at the center of the allegation, is a 15-year-old but the court ruled that he is 21

It was reported that Ike Ekweremadu wrote to the UK high commission in December 2021 to support a visa application for Ukpo.

In the letter, Ekweremadu said Ukpo was undergoing medical investigations for a kidney donation to Sonia Ekweremadu, his daughter, who is in need of a kidney transplant.

He said both Ukpo and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital London.

Ekweremadu’s appearance in the UK court is the third time since his arrest.

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