…adjourns matter till July
An Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom, on Thursday, denied bail to former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, arrested over alleged harvesting of organs.
Metropolitan Police arrested Ekweremadu and his wife over an attempt to harvest the organ of an unidentified child.
On Thursday, when he was arraigned, the court refused to grant him bail, but ordered that he should be remanded till July 7.
Confirming the arrest, the Metropolitan Police had in a statement said the couple were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team.
The statement read, “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.
“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.”