BREAKING: Senator Ekweremadu to remain in prison as Wife is granted bail


Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been denied bail following his arrest over alleged organ harvesting.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested in the UK weeks ago for plotting to traffic a homeless man into the UK to harvest a kidney for their daughter.

Mrs Ekweremadu, 55, together with her husband Ike Ekweremadu, 60, allegedly trafficked the 21-year-old to London from the streets of Lagos in order to harvest his organ.

Ike, a barrister and former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, and Beatrice, an accountant, appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday for a bail hearing.

The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, said: ‘The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike.’

Prosecutors are not appealing the decision, the court heard. Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood said previously that the case involved ‘exploitation and the harvesting of an organ.’

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