Former Deputy senate president of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu’ is set to miss the country’s 2023 general elections following the adjournment by Central Criminal Court in the UK on the alleged organ harvesting case involving him.
According to the presiding judge, the case is going to hear pretrial applications on October 31 while the trial will commence fully on May 2, 2023.
The former deputy senate president and Beatrice, his wife, have been facing charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
The couple were first arrested by London Metropolitan Police in June and appeared before a magistrate court in July.
Ekweremadu’s wife was granted bail on July 22.
At the court on Thursday, the senator representing Enugu west asked that a new lawyer represent him.
The police had alleged that David Ukpo, the reported victim at the centre of the organ harvesting allegation, is a 15-year-old but the court ruled that he is 21.