Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Thursday
Court 1 at 10am trial in the case of Mohammed Saleem accused of terrorist related offences.
Court 2 at 9am Mention in the case of Amina Noor accused of aiding the genital mutilation of a three-year-old girl in 2006. She allegedly took the three-year-old girl to Kenya where the procedure to remove the child’s clitoris was performed. She claimed she did not know the purpose of the trip
Court 2 at 9.30am Case management in the case of retired Met police constable Stephen Kyere accused of raping a woman in south-west London nearly 18 years ago. Kyere denies rape, attempted rape and indecent assault between 11 and 14 April, 2004. The attack allegedly took place when he was off duty.
Court 2 at 10.30am Mention in the case of Erik Feld accused of murder. Ranjith Kankanamalage,53, was found in a cemetery with catastrophic head injuries in the early hours.
Court 4 at 9.45am Sentence of Rayhan Ali and another in connection with the killing of Abiola Akerele, who was aged 28, and was stabbed in the heart in Newham, East London.
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 six youths charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and possession of a prohibited weapon. It is alleged a man called Mohamud was shot and 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 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 10.30am Sentence of Ashley Loveday accused of causing death by dangerous driving. He stole a car, drove the wrong way down a busy street and had a head on crash. Grace Payne, 21, who was a passenger in a Toyota Prius was killed in the collision, while Uber driver, 59-year-old Sunder Ali was seriously injured.
Court 11 at 3.30pm Plea and trial preparation in the case of lorry driver Kevin Allen, charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of an NHS paediatrician as she cycled to work. Dr Marta Krawiec, was a noted food allergy expert and consultant
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 at 10am 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 10am trial of Quincy French and four others accused of murder. Emmanuel Odunlami, 32, from Romford, East London was stabbed to death while out celebrating his birthday at a restaurant in the City of London. It is alleged he was targeted because of his valuable watch.