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Organ harvesting: Ekweremadu’s trial date brought nearer

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Ike Ekweremadu

Central Criminal Court in London, United Kingdom, today shifted Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s case for alleged organ harvesting back from May 2023 to January 31, 2023.

According to agency reports, Old Bailey agreed that arguments would be heard on the 16th or 19th of December before commencement of trial in January.

Although he was absent in court today, his wife who was released on bail in July and Sonia, the couple’s daughter, were present.

The development is coming barely five days after Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the interim forfeiture of Ekweremadu’s assets following an ex-parte motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It will be recalled that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested on June 23 and charged with conspiracy to traffic a person for organ harvesting in violation of UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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