ORGANS HARVESTING: Former Senate President David Mark, Others Arrives UK Court For The Ekweremadus Trial
The Enugu West senator was arrested alongside his wife last month by the London Metropolitan Police for allegedly conspiring to bring a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
Former Senate President, David Mark and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the former Minister of State for Education among other Senators have arrived at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, the United Kingdom to observe the trial of former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
Charity Reporters had reported that the couple were earlier tried at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London and denied bail as the prosecutors claimed that David Ukpo, the victim who alleged that he was coerced to donate his kidney to the Senator’s daughter, is said to be 15 years old.
However, there have been contrary claims that Ukpo is 21 years old.
They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to harvest organs.
The case was however adjourned to Thursday, 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.
Also in court are some Nigerian senators led by Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, Chairman, Senate Committee Foreign Affairs.
Meanwhile, Ekweremadu and his wife have been sent back to the prison as hearing is adjourned to August 4th, 2022.