CASES OF INTEREST AT THE OLD BAILEY ON THURSDAY
Court 1 at 11am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Nicholas Aina accused of murdering his mother, 64-year-old Caroline Adeyelu and repeatedly stabbing his 31 year old sister at the family home in Dagenham, Essex. The sister survived.
Court 2 at 10am trial of issue in the case of security guard, David Smith, accused of spying for Russia while he worked at the British Embassy in Berlin. He allegedly passed secret information about the Government to a military attache. He faces nine charges under the Official Secrets Act, which he denies.
Court 5 at 10am trial in the case of wealthy Nigerian politician Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, their daughter Sonia and London man Obinna Obeta on charges linked to an alleged organ-harvesting plot. They are accused of bringing a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK. Prosecutors claim they planned to have his kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter, Sonia.
Court 8 at 10am trial in the case of Ali Ceesay, 28, charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a prohibited weapon. It is alleged Mr Ceesay fatally shot Mr Mohamud, who died at the scene, in North London on September 21. Two other men, aged in their 20s and 30s, also suffered gunshot injuries and were treated in hospital before being discharged.
Court 9 at 10am trial of of Serkan Kaygusuz accused of the murder of Norma Girolami, 70, who was reported missing from her 900,000 pounds Highgate, North London home on September 20 2021
Court 10 at 10.30am trial of father of two, Jake Drummond accused of the murder of his girlfriend’s 15 month old son, who died of serious head injuries. Drummond was not the child’s father. The tot also showed signs of long term abuse. The toddler’s mum Louise Lennon denies neglect and causing or allowing the death of a child.
Court 11 at 10am New trial of Serj Forster, a former soldier, accused of possessing information useful to a terrorist. He is alleged to have been in possession of publications that included bomb designs and instructions for DIY munitions
Court 12 at 10am trial of Shadab Abdul-Karim and others accused of murder. Kacem Mokrane, 18 was stabbed in the stomach in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow on Thursday, November 16 2017 and died four days later.
Court 13 Not sitting trial of financial analyst, Asad Bhatti charged with terrorist offences. He is accused of possessing chemicals, which were found in a storage unit and were capable of producing the explosive substance nitroglycerine. Three remote detonators, including an improvised detonator that contained traces of an explosive substance, were also allegedly found at his Redhill, Surrey home and in the storage unit.
Court 16 at 11am Mention in the case of Christopher Appiah-Blay accused of murder. Trei Daley, aged 26, of Bromley, south London was stabbed to death in East London.
Court 16 at 2pm Pre-trial review in the case of Quincy French and others. Emmanuel Odunlami, 32, from Romford, was stabbed to death while out celebrating his birthday at a restaurant in the City of London. He was allegedly attacked for his expensive watch.