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Ekweremadu Returns To Court For Alleged Organ Harvesting After 42 Days In Detention

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On Thursday, Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president who has been detained in the UK for the last 42 days, will continue to testify in his trial.

Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, were held on June 23 by the London Metropolitan Police on suspicion of planning to smuggle a child into the UK for the purpose of harvesting organs.

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According to the prosecution, the couple’s daughter suffers kidney illness and has been getting dialysis for some time. They went on to add that they believe the motive was to donate a boy’s organ to their daughter, who needs a kidney transplant.

In an unexpected turn of events, David Nwamini (the purported victim of trafficking) claimed to be 15 years old and that the Ekweremadus forced him to donate his kidney.

The Nigerian government asserted that all of its records demonstrate that Mr. Nwamini was 21 years old and not a minor.

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He is not a minor, according to a later decision by the Westminster Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom.

The Ekweremadus are accused of breaking the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by planning to traffic a person for organ harvesting.

Mrs. Ekweremadu was granted release under strict terms at Central Criminal Court in London, also known as the Old Bailey. The senator, however, was refused bail because it was claimed he posed a flight risk.

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Both the hearing for trial preparation and the ensuing trial are planned for this coming Thursday.

A Nigerian doctor working in the UK named Obinna Obeta has been accused of scheming with the Ekweremadus to smuggle a man into the country so they could take his kidney for their daughter.

According to the Modern Slavery Act, Mr. Obeta is accused of organizing the trip of a 21-year-old man between August 2021 and May 2022 in order to exploit him. He made his judicial appearance before Bexley Magistrates’ court on July 13.

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