BREAKING: Ekweremadu returns to custody as court adjourns trial to Oct 31
Senator Ike Ekweremadu has returned to custody as his trial on alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting was adjourned to October 31.
The former deputy senate president first appeared before the Uxbridge magistrates’ court in London, United Kingdom, where he denied all the charges slammed against him.
Both the lawmaker and his wife were denied bail and remanded in custody while the case was adjourned to July 7 and later August 4, 2022.
Though his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu was later granted bail under strict conditions, following an application filed by the defendant counsel.
The bail was granted on July 22, 2022. However, a similar bail application for Ekweremadu was turned down by the court.
At the last sitting, the court ruled that the victim in the case is no longer a minor.
Meanwhile, Adamu Bulkachuwa, Senate committee chairman on foreign affairs, was in court to show support for the embattled Ekweremadu.