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Ekweremadu: "I don't know why we're in this situation." wife tells the court.

Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president, offered Beatrice, his wife, a shoulder to lean on after she had to endure the emotional cross-examination on Tuesday.

Soon after the judge called the day's proceedings to a close and returned to his chambers, the husband and wife each had their opportunity.

She laid her head on Ekweremadu, who, together with his wife, their daughter, Sonia, and Dr. Obinna Obeta, is accused of conspiring to organize and assist travel with the intention of exploitation. He gave her a few back rubs as she did so.

Mrs. Beatrice Ekweremadu had told the Old Bailey during Tuesday's testimony that she was astonished when they were detained and brought from their plane on June 21, last year, upon arriving at Heathrow Airport by Metropolitan Police officers.

"We're law-abiding residents of our nation," she added, adding, "I don't know why we're in this situation." Once Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead notified Sonia in late March that possible donor David Nwamini wasn't fit, Ms. Patterson, for the prosecution, said that the family rapidly looked for another donor to abuse. Mrs. Ekweremadu responded and told the court, "I did not exploit David. David came to trick us since he understood what he was doing. "I assumed David was back in Nigeria," she claimed. "David was not pushed to the UK," she told the jurors.

When the judge asked if she wanted a pause before continuing with her testimony as the tears were still streaming, she said that she would continue whatever. She ultimately finished her testimony and returned to the dock.

As the trial resumed on Wednesday, the police were accused of conducting a poor investigation and failing to verify what Nwamini claimed to have told them when he arrived at their station on May 5 and claimed to have been trafficked to the UK.

As the Senator's attorney, Martin Hicks, KC, questioned a detective during cross-examination on Wednesday about whether they had adequately investigated Nwamini's claims, the detective acknowledged that they hadn't.

Later on Wednesday, the judge began summarizing and issuing legal instructions to the jury. He informed the jury, among other things, that "no person must be convicted totally or mostly because they told a falsehood." Furthermore, he told them, "You must remember that a person who speaks a falsehood is not always guilty."

At the time of reporting this story on Wednesday afternoon, Obeta's lawyer was about to begin her final address.

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