Former Senate President David Mark and former Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba have arrived at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, United Kingdom, to witness the trial of former Deputy Senate President Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
The London Metropolitan Police detained the Enugu West senator and his wife last month for allegedly plotting to transfer a kid to the UK for organ harvesting.
The pair were previously prosecuted at London’s Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court and granted bail because prosecutors said that David Ukpo, the victim who claimed he was coerced into donating his kidney to the Senator’s daughter, is only 15 years old.
However, there have been rumors that Ukpo is only 21 years old.
They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or aid another person’s travel for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.
The case was rescheduled for Thursday, July 7 at Westminster Magistrate Court to allow the UK Attorney General, Suella Braverman, to decide whether the case will be tried in the UK or in Nigeria.
Some Nigerian senators, led by Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, are also in court.
Meanwhile, Ekweremadu and his wife have yet to appear in court.
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