Organ Harvesting Saga : Court  Refuses Bail For ,Ekweremadu,’Wife  Released 

“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 ruled

reports had it that the court has granted bail to Mrs. Beatrice Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president’s wife who is accused of conspiring with her husband to smuggle a Nigerian into the UK so they could use his kidney for their daughter who is suffering.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, her husband, was not granted bail, nevertheless.

The 21-year-old was allegedly transported from the streets of Lagos to London by Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, in order to obtain his organ.

They were accused of plotting to traffic him to transplant his organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure.

Ike Ekweremadu, a barrister and Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District in the National Assembly and Beatrice, an accountant, appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, for a bail hearing, according to UK-based Daily Mail.

The wife was charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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

Prosecutors are not appealing the decision, the court heard.

Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood said previously that the case involved ‘exploitation and the harvesting of an organ.’

The couple were arrested at Heathrow Airport on June 21, after arriving on a flight from Turkey.

He said: ‘The case began on 5 May 2022 when the complainant presented himself at Staines Police Station and claimed he had been transported to this country for the purpose of his kidney being removed.

He arrived on 20th February 2022 and was taken to Royal Free Hospital where tests were conducted. For the purpose he was there he did not consent to the taking of his kidney. He returned to the house he was staying and his treatment changed dramatically. He described being treated effectively as a slave.”

The victim allegedly escaped the address and was homeless for three days before he turned up at Staines Police Station.

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