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Alleged Organ Harvesting: Court Remands Ekweremadu, Wife Till August 4

The Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Thursday adjourned the organ harvesting case against Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice till August 4, 2022, ordering the continous remand of the couple till then.

Gavin Irwin was the counsel who represented Ekweremadu, while Szilvia Booker represented the wife.

The counsel for Ekweremadu had argued, in his opening address, that there was no form of exploitation in case.

He said, “We deny that there was exploitation or intent to do so,”

The lawyers of the defendants said that the victim lied about his age but the prosecution insisted that he is a minor. The court then ruled that the victim is not a minor.

Based on the judge’s ruling, the victim, David Ukpo, is no longer considered a minor in the trial.

The defendants’ lawyers have informed the court that a bail application will be submitted before the next court date — August 4.

The attorney general has given consent to take the case to the Central Criminal Court in London, which means the case won’t be treated by the magistrate court.

A high-powered Nigerian delegation was in court for the trial of the former Deputy Senate President.

Former Senate President David Mark was also in court.

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