The Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, United Kingdom, has adjourned the trial of former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu till Monday, October 31.
Naija News reports that Ekweremadu, who was in court for trial on Thursday, had applied for a new counsel/representation in a request filed at the court on Wednesday, August 3. Adamu Bulkachuwa, the Senate committee chairman on foreign affairs, was in court to show support for Ekweremadu. Before the adjournment, the prosecutors had requested the former Deputy Senate President remains in custody, as they requested that the case to be tried soon. Ekweremadu is being tried over the organ harvesting case involving the supposed kidney donor, David Nwamini Ukpo. Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested by UK authorities, accusing them of trafficking a minor to the UK to harvest his kidney. It was, however, clarified that the victim was not a minor but 21 years old after his credentials were released. The lawmaker and his wife were accused of planning to traffic the victim to the UK to transplant his organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure. Ekweremadu and his wife ever since their arrest have been held in detention over the crime. The former Deputy Senate President and his wife had last week Monday appeared at the Old Bailey for a bail hearing. The court granted the wife bail, while Senator Ekweremadu was denied bail.
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