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June
2022

Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu appears in court as UK considers transferring case to Nigeria

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy President, and his wife, Beatrice on Thursday appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom over organ harvesting charges.

Recall that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were recently arrested by the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organ of a child.

The duo had been in custody since their arrest and subsequent charge to a London court, a situation which had elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians.

The prosecutor had claimed that David Ukpo, who alleged that he was coerced to donate his kidney to the Senator’s daughter, is 15 years old.

According to Channels Tv, the case has now 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.

The Senate delegation will on Friday visit the former Deputy President of the Senate, in London.

President of Senate Ahmad Lawan assured that the Senate would continue to engage with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigeria High Commissioner in London on the issue to ensure that the senator was given all necessary support

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