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Organ harvesting: No respite for Ekweremadu as UK Court adjourns case to Oct 31, trial begins May 2023

Anthony Iwuoma

Former Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is to remain in custody as the Central Criminal Court in the United Kingdom, UK, has adjourned his case till October 31, 2022.

The Enugu-born senator and his wife, Beatrice, are facing trial for their alleged involvement in organ harvesting.

The trial judge held that pretrial applications would be heard on October 31, 2022 while full trial would commence on May 2, 2023.
Ekweremadu and his wife, were arrested by London Metropolitan Police in June and charged over bringing one David Nwamini to the UK with an intention to harvest his kidney for transplant to their ailing daughter.

Nwamini, the alleged victim, according to the police, had  said he was a 15-year-old minor, a claim that has since been disproved and certified to be 21 years old.

Though Ekweremadu’s wife was granted bail on July 22, the lawmaker, who has requested that a new lawyer represent him, has been in custody since their arrest.