Ekweremadu: Seven-week jury trial begins on Tuesday
The “conspiracy to facilitate harvesting organ” trial of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, begins at the Central Criminal Court, a.k.a., The Old Bailey on Tuesday. It will last “seven weeks,” a staff member of the court confirmed to The Guardian on Friday.
Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice, their 25-year daughter, Sonia (for whom the parents wanted a donor kidney) and Dr. Obinna Obeta , will be tried with the former second topmost Senator of Nigeria for conspiring to harvest David Nwamini’s kidney.
Although Sonia was not originally on the charge sheet , but in a bizarre twist of fate, the prosecution dragged her in and charged her in the second half of December.
However, Mrs. Ekweremadu , who was arrested with her husband at Heathrow Airport on June 23rd, has been on conditional bail.
Unlike her daughter, who may not be present in court for the entire duration of the hearing, because of her ongoing medical treatment, Mrs. Ekweremadu, the Senator and Obinna are expected in court throughout the seven weeks.
Actress Annie Wersching dies at 45 after cancer battle
Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the TV series 24, has died at the age of 45.
Wersching died on Sunday morning, Jan. 29, in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer, her publicist told the Associated Press.
Neil Druckmann, who created the video game The Last of Us on which Wersching provided the voice for Tess, wrote on Twitter: “We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”
Wersching appeared on dozens of television shows over the course of her two-decade career.
Her first credit was in Star Trek: Enterprise, and she would go on to have recurring roles in the seventh and eighth seasons of 24, as well as in Bosch, The Vampire Diaries, Marvel’s Runaways, The Rookie and, most recently, the second season of Star Trek: Picard as the Borg Queen.
Wershing was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to Deadline, and continued working.
She is survived by her husband, actor Stephen Full, and three sons.