Alleged Organ Trafficking: Ekweremadu to remain in custody as UK court adjourns hearing till Oct 31


The Central Criminal Court in the United Kingdom has adjourned the alleged organ harvesting case involving former deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu to September 31st.

The former deputy senate president and Beatrice, his wife, are facing charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

The couple were arrested by London Metropolitan Police in June and appeared before a magistrate court in July.

Ekweremadu’s wife was however granted bail on July 22.

The judge handling the case is going to hear pretrial applications on October 31, but the trial will commence fully on May 2, 2023.

At the court on Thursday, the senator representing Enugu west asked that a new lawyer represent him for the trial.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker’s appearance in Court on Thursday is the third time since his arrest.


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