The Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in United Kingdom,on Thursday, adjourned the trial of a former deputy denate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
Ekweremadu is facing a charge of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person for exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West Senatorial District, appeared at a London court for the second time on Thursday, wearing a grey tracksuit and holding a bible, BBC reports.
According to BBC, no bail application was made and Ekweremadu will remain in custody until his next appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ court, on July 7.
It said the consent of the attorney general is required for the case to continue because part of the alleged offence was committed outside of the United Kingdom.
Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice, who was not in court, is charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person for exploitation and will appear in court later due to a delay in her transport from prison.