The Westminster magistrate court in the United Kingdom has ruled that David Ukpo, a purported organ donor for the Ekweremadu’s is not a minor.
Recall that on June 23, the Nigerian lawmaker and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, were arrested in London for allegedly trafficking a homeless boy from Lagos into the UK to harvest his organs for their ailing daughter Sonia and were remanded in custody.
The court has ruled that the alleged trafficked organ donor David Ukpo is not a minor. The court gave the ruling today when the Ekweremadu’s appeared before it for trial.
However, the court denied the couple bail and adjourned the case to August 4th, 2022.
It went ahead to state that the Ekweremadu’s will be tried in UK not Nigeria
Gavin Irwin was the counsel who represented Ekweremadu, while Szilvia Booker represented the wife. A high-powered Nigerian delegation was in court for the trial of the former Deputy Senate President.
This is breaking news, more details will be updated as soon as it’s available.
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