UK court denies bail to Ekweremadu and wife

Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London has denied the former Vice President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremaduand his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, were released on bail after being indicted by the London Metropolitan Police for alleged conspiracy to harvest organs from children. PREMIUM TIMES had previously reported that police on Thursday arrested and charged the couple with conspiring to harvest the organs of a child they brought to London. According to Arise TV, prosecutors said the Ekweremadus were being charged for bringing a 15-year-old boy from Nigeria to the UK on the grounds that he was going to have a better life in the UK, but in reality it was to extract the organ. Prosecutors reportedly told the court that Mr. Ekweremadu got a passport for the boy and claimed that he was 21 years old, but prosecutors found that he was 15 years old. According to prosecutors, the duo have a daughter who has kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for quite some time. They added that they believe the plan was to use an organ from the child on their daughter who appears to need a kidney transplant. Arise News reported that Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife had separate legal representations and prayed to the court to release them on bail, but the judge dismissed their prayer. The couple have surrendered their passports to the UK government. PREMIUM TIMES obtained a letter from sources close to Mr. Ekweremadu in late 2021 claiming that the lawmaker had written to the British High Commission in Nigeria in support of a man’s visa application. In the letter, Mr. Ekweremadu disclosed that the applicant was traveling to the UK to undergo a medical examination to possibly donate a kidney to his daughter Sonia. He said the examination would take place at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The letter did not reveal the man’s age, but UK prosecutors alleged that the victim is a minor and that Ekweremadu had misrepresented his age at 21. The Magistrate ordered his preventive detention until July 7, 2022, for the next hearing of the case. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; UK court denies bail to Ekweremadu and wife