Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Thursday
Court 4 at 10am trial of fruit and veg trader, Melih Ince, accused of hiding 600kg of cannabis in a cargo of broccoli
Court 5 at 10am Defence case continues in the trial 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 10am trial of Erik Feld accused of murder. Ranjith Kankanamalage,53, was found in an East London cemetery with catastrophic head injuries after being attacked with a hammer in the early hours. The jury were told the defendant had a “deep interest in extreme violence”
Court 7 at 10.30am trial of issue in the case of a Gareth Jackson accused of murdering his 84 year old mother.
Court 8 at 9.45am Mention in the case of Norris Henry, 37, who is charged with murdering, basketball coach, Ali Abucar Ali, 20, and the attempted murder of 82-year-old Elizabeth Walsh in Brentford, west London, on 12 November. Both knife attacks were said to be ‘”unprovoked”
Court 8 at 11am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Liban Ali accused of murder. Andre Foster, 44, also known as Andre Jacks, was stabbed in the neck.
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 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.