U.K. Court Denies Ekweremadu Bail, Rules Kidney Donor 21 Not 15

A Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom (U.K), on Wednesday, ruled that David Nwamini Ukpo, the alleged kidney donor for the daughter of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is not 15 years old.

Ukpo has admitted to the court that he is 21 years old and had been in the U.K. since February but only presented himself to the police in May.

The counsel for the defendants has also denied the allegations of exploitation laid by the alleged victim.

The case was adjourned till August 4, 2022.

Senator Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been remanded in custody until the next hearing.

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Present at the hearing were some members of the Senate and delegates from the Nigerian High Commission.


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