Law & JusticeNewsAlleged Organ Harvesting: UK Court Overlooks Ike Ekweremadu, Grants Wife Bail

A London court on Monday granted Beatrice Ekweremadu, wife of a former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, bail.

Recall that Ekweremadu and Beatrice, his wife, were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting that violate the country’s Modern Slavery Act.

The police authorities had accused the couple of conspiring to bring a 15-year-old boy, to the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for their daughter.

However, the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 7 July ruled that the victim, David Ukpo Nwamini, was 21, not 15.

“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, said in his ruling on Monday evening.

The court, however, did not immediately say the stringent terms set for Mrs. Ekweremadu or when Sen. Ekweremadu would be released before adjourning the matter until 4 August, the date initially set for the hearing.

Senator Ekweremadu is to be remanded in custody until the next hearing.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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