BREAKING: Ekweremadus: Victim Reveals His Real Age In UK Court
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BREAKING: Ekweremadus: Victim Reveals His Real Age In UK Court


           

The young man who alleged that he was 15 years old and was being trafficked by the Ekweremadus, told West Minister Magistrates Court on Thursday that he is 21 years old.

 
Ekweremadu and his wife

David Ukpo, an alleged victim of attempted organ harvesting has revealed his real age in court.

This is coming following the arrest of the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice for allegedly trying to harvest Ukpo's organs in the United Kingdom.

The young man who alleged that he was 15 years old and was being trafficked by the Ekweremadus, told West Minister Magistrates Court on Thursday that he is 21 years old.



The case was adjourned till August 4, 2022.

The couple were arraigned at Westminster Magistrate’s Court over alleged organ harvesting, on Thursday.

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.

Former Senate President David Mark, whom Ekweremadu worked with; former senate minority leader, Eyinnanya Abaribe; former Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; and Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adamu Bulkachuwa, were all in court.

Earlier, the counsel of Ekweremadu denied any form of exploitation in case.

He said, “We deny that there was exploitation or intent to do so.”

The counsel said this while presently giving his opening address.

The lawyers of the defendants argued that the victim lied about his age but the prosecution insisted that he is a minor. The court subsequently ruled that the victim is not a minor.

Based on the judge’s ruling, the victim, David Ukpo, is no longer considered a minor in the trial.

The Ekweremadus will appear at the Central Criminal Court in London on August 4 for the continuation of the trial.





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