Alleged organ harvesting plot: He's led a blameless life, Ekweremadu's lawyer tells court
Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice.

The alleged victim of organ harvesting, David Ukpo linked with former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has admitted that he is now 21 years old, as against 15, as earlier claimed.

The Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom hearing the case of alleged organ trafficking involving the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, was on Thursday told that the kidney donor, David Ukpo, is actually 21 years old and not a minor.

Both Ekweremadu and his wife appeared in the court on Thursday and they pleaded not guilty to the charge of organ harvesting while the case has been transferred to the Central Criminal Court and adjourned till August 4.

Prosecutors were said to have told the court on Thursday that all the available evidence provided showed that the said donor is actually 21 years old and not 15 years old as widely reported.

They have also been ordered to be remanded in custody till the adjourned date.

So the case will no longer be transferred to Nigeria as it will now be heard at the Central Criminal Court.


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