Ekweremadu to remain in custody as court adjourns till October


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

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting one that violateqq the country’s Modern Slavery Act.

The couple was charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

The UK police alleged that David Nwamini, the organ donor, is a 15-year-old but the court ruled that he is 21.

Ekweremadu, who is in need of a kidney transplant, and said both Nwamini and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital London.

Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood said the case involved ‘exploitation and harvesting of an organ.’ While the defendant, Martin Hicks, denied the allegation.

Judge Richard Marks QC said that there will be a hearing of pretrial applications on October 31, but the trial will commence fully next year Tuesday, May 2.

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