Organ harvest allegation: Ekweremadu’s wife granted bail

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Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, the wife of Former deputy president of the senate; Ike Ekweremadu has been bail granted bail, DailyMail reports

Beatrice Ekweremadu was granted bail by a the Common Serjeant of London on Monday, over a month after she was held by the UK police on charges of human trafficking and organ harvesting.

She is charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, while her husband is charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

Still, the Ekweremadus remained behind bars since then and were not granted bail after appearing in court on July 7. The matter was postponed until August for further hearing before today’s decision to free Mrs Ekweremadu while Mr Ekweremadu would remain in custody.

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“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike,” the Common Serjeant of London, Richard Marks, said in his ruling on Monday evening.

The court did not immediately say the stringent terms set for Mrs Ekweremadu or when Mr Ekweremadu would be released before adjourning the matter till August 4.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu were arrested by the Metropolitan police over charges of human trafficking and organ harvesting of a minor, Ukpo Nwamini David

Mr Ekweremadu, 60, a serving senator from Enugu, was Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President from 2015 to 2019.