Ike Ekweremadu’s ex-wife Beatrice testified in their organ harvesting case at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, popularly known as the Old Bailey, in London, on Tuesday. In the trial, Mrs. Ekweremadu and her husband are accused of conspiring with a man named Dr. Obinna Obeta to set up an unauthorized kidney transplant for their unwell daughter Sonia.
The couple allegedly planned to have a young trader from Lagos, Nigeria, age 21, transported to London so that his organ could be removed.
Yet on Tuesday, as the trial entered its seventh week, a tearful Mrs. Ekweremadu testified in support of her husband, saying, “My husband is a nice man, and I have learned to trust him.”
The lawsuit made an effort to learn how much information Mrs. Ekweremadu possessed regarding the identity of the claimed victim.
The 56-year-old accountant, however, claimed that she was unaware of a number of extramarital affairs and informed the court that because she was married to a prominent politician and lawyer, she refrained from interrogating him.
The victim claimed in court that he was unaware that he was being transported to the UK so that his organs might be taken. He insisted that he only became aware of the organ donation when he saw private doctors at the Royal Free Hospital.
Ekweremadu will continue to be held in detention while the trial of his family and Obeta goes on at the London Old Bailey courthouse.