Wednesday , July 6 2022

UK Court Denies Ike Ekweremadu And Wife Bail.

A UK court today denied a former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice bail over a conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.

The alleged victim in the case is a homeless fifteen-year-old boy who was brought to the U.K. by Mr. and Mrs. Ekweremadu off the streets of Lagos Nigeria.

The case has been adjourned to the Seventh of July, 2022 while Ekweremadu and his wife are remanded in prison.

Metropolitan police in a statement confirmed that the couple was charged with conspiring to arrange to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs in their home country, Nigeria.

They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

Police, however, said the child has been safeguarded but did not disclose the gender or the age of the child, or the location of the arrests.

A police investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

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