The trial of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, daughter and a doctor, was on Wednesday inundated with drama when the alleged victim of the alleged organ harvest, was caught in a web of lies.
He admitted to a series of lies about his person, parents and proceedings that led to his reporting to the London police.
Ekweremadu alongside his wife Beatrice, daughter Sonia, and a doctor, Obina Obeta are being prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly bringing David Nwamini into the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney to treat Sonia.
Nwamini, the alleged victim who is the key witness of the Crown Prosecution Service, CPS, however, turned the gallery in the Old Bailey into uproar and drama on Wednesday when he admitted to lying to the police at several points
He was in the witness box on Wednesday as he was cross-examined by the counsel to one of the defendants, Dr. Obinna Obeta
He admitted that contrary to his earlier claims of being 15 years at the time he reported in May 2022 that he was at that time 21 and presently 22 and will be 23 in October.
Contrary to his earlier claim of being an orphan and homeless person in Lagos, Nwamini told the trial on Wednesday that his parents are alive in Ebonyi and that he was relatively a successful trader of phone accessories in Lagos. He said that he made a profit of about N3,000 daily from his business.
He also agreed he had an apartment in Lagos which he shared with someone. The serial admission of lies by the alleged victim admitted to in the witness box raised a subdued rumpus in the gallery of the Old Bailey putting to question the wisdom of the London Metropolitan Police and the CPS in putting forward Senator Ekweremadu.