Ekweremadu to remain in custody as court adjourns trial till Oct.
The Central Criminal Court in the United Kingdom has adjourned the organ harvesting case involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife.
Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice are facing charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
However, a third individual Obinna Obeta, who is a practising medical doctor in London, appeared alongside the duo.
The Central Criminal Court says that the main trial will hold in 2023.
Pending that, a pre-trial is scheduled for October 31 in which the ex-Deputy Senate President, his wife, and Obeta would appear in court.
It could be recalled that both the lawmaker and his wife were denied bail and remanded in custody while the case was adjourned to July 7 and later August 4, 2022.
But in a twist, Beatrice, Ekweremadu’s wife, was granted bail under strict conditions, following an application filed by the defendant counsel.
The bail was granted on July 22, 2022. However, a similar bail application for Ekweremadu was denied by the court.
For the record, at the last sitting, the court ruled that the victim in this case is no longer a minor.