Human Organ Harvest Case: London Court Grants Bail To Ekweremadu’s Wife, Beatrice
— Denies Senator Ike Ekweremadu Bail
By Kelechi Eke
With Agency Reports
Mrs Beatrice Ike Ekweremadu, the wife of Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been granted bail by a London court trying her, her husband and others in the human organ harvesting allegation case.
The court however refused to grant bail to the husband, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Ike Ekweremadu, a barrister, who represented Enugu West Senatorial District at the Red Chamber, appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday for a bail hearing with his wife, Beatrice, an accountant.
They were charged by the UK Metropolitan Police with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.
The allegation is that Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, brought the 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK.
According to the prosecutors’ claim, “they (the Ekweremadus) planned to have the ‘young, homeless Nigerian’s’ kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Common Serjeant of London, judge Richard Marks, ruled: “The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice, subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike.”
It was reported that the court was told that prosecutors are not appealing the decision.