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04.08.2022 Featured Ekweremadu to Remain in Custody as Court Adjourns Trial Until October

Published 4th Aug, 2022

By Opeyemi Lawal

The Central Criminal Court in the United Kingdom has adjourned the organ harvesting case involving Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, until October 31.

FIJ learnt that the lawmaker would remain in custody till the new trial date.

READ ALSO: David Nwamini Fled Ekweremadu’s UK House After He Was Treated Like a Slave, Lawyer Tells Court

Ekweremadu is facing trial in the UK alongside Beatrice, his wife. The couple were arrested by the Metropolitan Police on June 23 for charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of one David Nnwamini, 21, in order to harvest his organ.

While the Westminster Magistrate’s Court has denied the lawmaker bail several times, his wife was granted bail on July 26

READ ALSO: Prosecutor Insists Ekweremadu Trafficked 15-Year-Old as Court Adjourns Until July 7

The Ekweremadus have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and are being tried alongside Obinna Obeta, a Nigerian doctor practicing in the UK, who allegedly plotted with the couple to harvest Nwamini’s kidney.

Published 4th Aug, 2022

By Opeyemi Lawal

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