The trial of a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on charges of conspiracy and organ harvest has been adjourned on Thursday, by the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
Ekweremadu who is representing Enugu West Senatorial District is currently facing a charge of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person for exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
His next court date will be on July 7, 2022 while the lawmaker will remain in custody till then.
The report claimed no bail application was made and Ekweremadu will remain in custody until his next appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ court on July 7, BBC reports.
It was also revealed in the report that the consent of the attorney general is required for the case to continue because part of the alleged offence was committed outside of the United Kingdom.
Ekweremadu’s wife Beatrice, 55, will appear in court later, due to a delay in her transport from prison, after she was charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person for exploitation.