A future trial is scheduled for next year after the trial preparation hearing on August 4 (tomorrow).
Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president who has spent the previous 42 days in UK custody, will continue to testify in his trial on Thursday.
On June 23, the London Met Police detained Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, in the UK and accused them of conspiring to bring a kid into the country for the purpose of harvesting organs.
The couple’s daughter has a renal condition and has been receiving dialysis for a while, according to the prosecution.
They said that they think the goal was to give their daughter, who needs a transplant, a boy’s kidney.
In a surprising turn of events, David Nwamini, a purported victim of human trafficking, claimed to be 15 years old and that the Ekweremadus had forced him to donate a kidney.
But according to the Nigerian government, all of its documents indicate that Mr. Nwamini was 21 years old and not a minor.
Later it was decided that he is not a minor by the Westminster Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom.
The Ekweremadus are accused of conspiring to transact a person for the purpose of harvesting organs in defiance of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015.
Mrs. Ekweremadu was granted bail with rigorous terms after the case was relocated to Central Criminal Court in London, also known as the Old Bailey.
But because the senator was deemed to be a flight risk, bail was denied.
Both the hearing for trial preparation and the ensuing trial are planned for this coming Thursday.
A Nigerian doctor working in the UK named Obinna Obeta has been accused of scheming with the Ekweremadus to smuggle a man into the country so they could take his kidney for their daughter.
According to the Modern Slavery Act, Mr. Obeta is accused of organizing the trip of a 21-year-old man between August 2021 and May 2022 in order to exploit him. He made his judicial appearance before Bexley Magistrates’ court on July 13.