Alleged Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu appears in court as UK considers transferring case to Nigeria
Former Deputy President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice on Thursday appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom over organ harvesting charges involving an alleged minor.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested by the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police and detained in London for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organ of a child.
The prosecutor had claimed that 15-year-old, David Ukpo, alleged that he was force to donate his kidney to the Senator’s daughter.
According to Channels Television, 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 President, Ahmad Lawan has disclosed that a delegation will on Friday visit the former Deputy President of the Senate, in London.
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.