Ekweremadu: Did David Ukpo lie to British authorities?

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David Ukpo, the Nigerian at the center of the alleged organ harvesting scandal involving Ike Ekweremadu, has "recanted," according to Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman. Yesterday, a Westminster court confirmed that David was not a minor and adjourned the case till August 4.

Ike Ekweremadu and Beatrice Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu and Beatrice Ekweremadu

Former senate deputy president Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice are accused of conspiring to set up or enable another person's travel for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.

The pair were detained by the London Metropolitan Police last month for allegedly bringing a kid to the UK for organ harvesting.

Ukpo was in the UK; nevertheless, the Ekweremadus claims to donate a kidney to the lawmaker's daughter Sonia.

“The most important thing that we witnessed today is that the so-called minor recanted and of his own free will, went to the police again and confessed that he’s not under 21; that means he’s not a minor,” Metuh said.

“And because of that, the judge struck out section 45, so everything about the case can be open, since a minor is no more involved.”

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