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Breaking: More trouble for Ekweremadu as UK court makes first decision on organ harvesting case

Bashir Sani June 30, 2022 17


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The embattled former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate court in the United Kingdom (UK), on Thursday, June 29, over organ harvesting charges.

In the chamber, it was gathered that Ekweremadu spoke twice confirming his name and date of birth, Channels TV reports.

The hearing was attended by some members of the Nigerian High Commission in Britain and two of the senator’s sons.

The prosecution also stated that no bail can be applied to Ekweremadu because he is a very powerful man and of course flight risk, meaning he is a person thought likely to leave the country before the actual hearing.

It also noted that the case involves a child and modern slavery.

During the proceeding, the prosecutor claimed that David Ukpo, the supposed organ donor who alleged that he was forced to donate his kidney to Ekweremadu’s daughter, is 15 years.

The case has been adjourned to July 7 at Westminster Magistrate Court to enable the UK Attorney General, Suella Braverman, to determine whether the case will be tried in the country or Nigeria.

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