Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Friday
Court 2 at 10am Pre-trial review in the case of Bulent Bakir and others accused of the murder of 30-year-old Olsi Kuka. The victim was stabbed to death in a flat in Barnet, north London.
Court 4 at 10.30am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Steffan Gordon accused of the murder and kidnap of popular Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin, aged 43, whose body was found at a Loughton, Essex industrial estate.
Court 5 at 9.30am Mention in the case of James Jardine and two other former senior executives of security giant G4S Care and Justice Services (UK). They are accused of an alleged scheme to defraud the Ministry of Justice concerning a contract for the tagging of criminals.
Court 5 at 11am 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 6 at 9.30am Judgement in the case HS2 protestor Elliott Cuciurean.
Court 6 at 2pm trial of Aine Davis, who is charged with offences including possession of a firearm for a purpose connected with terrorism and charges related to funding terrorism.
Court 8 at 9.30am Pre-trial review in the case of bus driver Olusofa Popoola. He is accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of 32-year-old Melissa Burr after his electric, single decker crashed into the back of another bus in Victoria Bus station.
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 12 noon Case management in the case of Daniel Benitez, 31, who is accused of killing John Davies, 56, who died on 1 April 2019, allegedly from injuries he suffered on 13 May 2016. The victim was the defendant’s ex-partner’s father.
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. But the watch turned out to be a fake version of a 300,000 pounds timepiece.