Organ Harvesting: UK Court Denies Ike Ekweremadu Bail, Frees Wife

Mary Ugwuanyi

Beatrice Ekweremadu, wife of former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has been granted bail by a London court.

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Recall that Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested by the Metropolitan Police, London, over an alleged conspiracy to harvest the organ of one David Ukpo Nwamini. Although Nwamini initially claimed to be 15 years of age, it has since been confirmed that he is actually over 18 years.

The London court granted Beatrice Ekweremadu bail on Monday while denying Ike Ekweremadu bail.

“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike,’ the Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks was quoted to have said.

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Ekweremadu and his wife are standing trial for conspiracy to harvest kidney for their daughter who is sick in the UK.

Beatrice was charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the UK-based Daily Mail said.

On the other hand, Ike Ekweremadu was charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

Recall that the Nigerian Senate had sent a delegation to monitor the proceedings and facilitate Ekweremadu’s release.

Source: Vanguard

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