UNITED KINGDOM COURT ADJOURNS EKWEREMADU’s ORGAN HARVESTING TRIAL TO JULY 7
The trial in the case of organ harvesting allegation levelled against a former Nigerian Senate Deputy President, Senator IKE EKWEREMADU has been adjourned to July 7 at Westminster Magistrate Court.
The adjournment, Brave Views learnt was to allow the UK Attorney General, SUELLA BRAVERMAN to determine whether the case would be tried in the country or in Nigeria.
The former Deputy Senate President, IKE EKWEREMADU has on Thursday appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London, where he is currently facing charges under Britain’s Modern Slavery Act.
When the matter came up for hearing yesterday, it was fast-tracked, just as the embattled Nigerian Senator was in good shape, dressed in a grey tracksuit and spoke twice during his appearance to confirm his name and date of birth.
Meanwhile, the request of his wife, BEATRICE, who had asked the court in her defence to allow her appear by his side because she has not seen him since the last Thursday’s hearing was not granted.
The prosecutor claims that DAVID UKPO, who alleged that he was forced to donate his kidney to the Senator’s ailing daughter, is 15 years.
According to court, DAVID UKPO was allegedly picked off the street in Lagos by a criminal gang some months ago with the plan of harvesting his organ.
EKWEREMADU was remanded in custody as the court claimed that he is an influential person, a flight risk and the case involves a child and modern slavery.
Brave Views recalls that the news of the arrest EKWEREMAD and his wife, BEATRICE broke out last Thursday over an allegation of trying to transplant the organ of a minor to save their daughter’s life.
It may interest you to know that a large delegation from the Nigeria High Commission was present in the public gallery alongside two adult children of Senator EKWEREMADU during the court session.