Court grants Ike Ekweremadu’s wife bail as more details on organ harvesting emerge

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UK Police Arrests Senator Ekweremadu and His Wife

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

Her husband, a senator from Enugu West Senatorial District, was refused bail while she was granted bail.

Ike, a lawyer and former vice-president of the Nigerian Senate, and Beatrice, a bookkeeper, attended a bail hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday.

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The UK Metropolitan Police accused Ekweremadu of conspiring to facilitate the travel of another person for , according to The PUNCH.

It is claimed that the 21-year-old man was brought to the UK by Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55.

According to the prosecution, they intended to have his kidney removed so that they could donate it to their daughter.

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The Common Serjeant of London, judge Richard Marks, was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying, “The situation is that I have refused bail to Ike and I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions.”

 

The court was informed that the prosecution is not appealing the ruling.

As previously stated by prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood, the case involved “exploitation and the harvesting of an organ.”

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“The case started on May 5, 2022, when the complainant showed up at Staines Police Station and stated that he had been brought to this country in order to have a kidney removed.

“He arrived on February 20, 2022, and was brought to Royal Free Hospital for testing.

“He did not consent to the removal of his kidney for the reason he was there.

“When he got back to the house where he was staying, things got very different.

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“He effectively described being treated as a slave.”

According to  PUCNH, a doctor working out of the UK was charged with conspiring with Ekweremadu and his wife to bring a homeless man into the country so they could take his kidney for their daughter.

Obinna Obeta, a 50-year-old doctor from Southwark in south London, is accused of violating the Modern Slavery Act.

Obeta, who appeared in court on July 13 in Bexley, is accused of organising Davi Ukpo’s travel from Nigeria to the UK, who is 21 years old.

Additionally, he is charged with plotting with the lawmaker to arrange or facilitate the man’s travel in order to use him for organ harvesting.

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