Organ harvesting – Ike Ekweremadu, wife denied bail

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Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been denied bail.

The duo both appeared at Uxbridge Magistrate Court on charges relating to the conspiracy of human trafficking for organ harvesting.

The alleged victim in this case is a homeless 15-year old boy who was brought to the U.K. by Mr and Mrs Ekweremadu off the streets of Lagos State.

According to reports, the Ekweremadus have been denied bail and subsequently remanded in custody.

The case has also been adjourned to July 7th.

Earlier reports had indicated that the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London detained Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The Ekweremadus were arrested for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.

Sky News report said that the child had been taken into protective custody.

The Television station reported: “Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.

“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

“Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.

“A child has now been safeguarded.

“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.”

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