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Organ trafficking: Ekweremadu to remain in detention as court adjourns again

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Ike Ekweremadu and David Ukpo

The Central Criminal Court in United Kingdom, has said that the trial of former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice over alleged organ trafficking slated for Monday, will not hold.

Ekweremadu and his wife, on July 23, 2022, were arrested and charged on allegation of wanting to make payment for the procurement of an organ for their daughter, Sonia, from one David Nwamini.

The allegation led to the detention of Ekweremadu in a UK prison after the June 23 arrest.

According Guardian Newspaper, the court said it will not be sitting due to the non-availability of Sonia, whose case was established.

The report added, “the court official didn’t categorically say whether the Ekweremadus’ sickly graduate daughter, Sonia, is now a defendant in the case, for which her parents were arrested. The Old Bailey official said they won’t have to wait for long, as the “case will be re-listed for sometime during the week.”

Speaking further, the court official maintained that although Monday, October 31, 2022, was fixed when the couple and their co-defendant appeared before the judge on August 4, Sonia wasn’t listed in the hearing then, adding, “the judge won’t be hearing the case because ‘there’s no counsel for Sonia.’”



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