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JUST IN: UK court rules, says Ekweremadu’s ‘organ donor’ Not a minor

Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu arrived in the courtroom of the Westminster magistrate court for their trial on Thursday.

The former deputy senate president and his wife are facing charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

When the trial began, the court ruled that David Ukpo, a purported kidney donor for the daughter of Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu, is not a minor.

READ ALSO: How My Journey to UK for a Job Turned to Organ Harvesting – David Nwamini narrates ordeal

During the proceeding, the court held that Ukpo is not a minor after the counsel to the Ekweremadus made an argument on the matter.

The prosecutor had insisted that Ukpo was a minor.

The defendants’ lawyers also informed the court of a bail application they intend to file in the first week of August.

The  judge  thereafter, adjourned the case till August 4.

The former deputy senate president of Nigeria Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were in June 25, arrested and charged for bringing a child to UK for organ harvesting.

This led to the former senator to be  banned from his duties as a visiting professor by Lincoln University, United Kingdom pending the conclusion of the case.

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