Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice have been denied bail by a Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom over the attempted harvesting of organs.
The Metropolitan Police arrested the Nigerian couple in an attempt to harvest the organ of an unidentified child.
When they were arraigned on Thursday, the court refused to grant him bail but ordered that he should be remanded till July 7.
In a statement confirming the arrest, the Metropolitan Police had said the pair were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team.
“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting,” the statement read.
“Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting. They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.”
More details to follow…