Ike Ekweremadu’s trial has been moved to January 2023 by the UK court
The trial of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been moved from May 2023 to January 31, 2023 by the Central Criminal Court in London, United Kingdom.
The Old Bailey agreed to hear arguments on the 16th or 19th of December 2022, prior to the start of the trial in January.
On June 23, this year, the former deputy Senate President and his wife Beatrice were arrested and charged with conspiracy to traffic a person for organ harvesting in violation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Ekweremadu has been looking for a kidney donor for his sick daughter.
Though he was absent from court on Monday, his wife who was released on bail in July and Sonia, the couple’s daughter, was present.
Last week, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja ordered the interim forfeiture of Ekweremadu’s assets following an ex-parte motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).