Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s 23 years of political dominance in Nigeria come to an abrupt end as the UK court denied him bail for the fourth time, reportedly adjourning his case on organ harvesting to May 2023.
You may recall that Senator Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were arrested by the UK Police on July 7, 2022, and charged to court on the allegation that they transported a 21-years young man from Nigeria to London to have his kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter, Sonia who’s battling with kidney failure in the UK hospital but the wife has since been granted bail.
A few days ago, a Federal High court in Enugu also adjourned a suit hearing for the replacement of Senator Ekweremadu till Nov 9th.
His constituency has lacked a representative in that capacity since his June arrest and the vacuum needs to be filled.
Supposedly his lawyers were hopeful his UK court case hearing on the alleged Organ harvesting and human trafficking will be decided in his favour.
Sadly, that didn’t happen.
The UK court has adjourned their case hearing till May 2023! during which Ekweremadu and his accomplice, Dr Obinna Obeta will remain in custody at the Wandsworth Prison without an option for a plea deal.
His provisional trial will commence in a London High Court by that May before a London high court judge.
Yesterday, his wife Beatrice appeared in person while Senator Ekweremadu and Dr Obinna made an appearance via a video link.
This is a huge setback for the senator and his lawyers.
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