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Organ Harvesting: Court Holds Ike Ekweremadu, Grants Wife Bail

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A United Kingdom court has reportedly denied the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu bail, while it granted the lawmaker’s wife, Beatrice bail.

Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested by UK authorities, accusing them of trafficking a minor to the UK to harvest his kidney.

It was, however, clarified that the victim was not a minor but 21 years old after his credentials were released.

The lawmaker and his wife were accused of planning to traffic the victim to the UK to transplant his organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure.

Ekweremadu and his wife ever since their arrest have been held in detention over the crime.

The former Deputy Senate President and his wife on Monday appeared at the Old Bailey for a bail hearing.

The court granted the wife bail, while Senator Ekweremadu was denied bail.

The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, granted Beatrice bail under stringent conditions.

The judge said: “The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions, but I have refused bail to Ike.”

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