Kidney Harvesting: UK Court Denies Former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Bail, Adjourn Case Till 2023
United Kingdom courtroom has refused to grant Ekweremadu bail
The ordeal of the previous Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu is probably not over quickly as he might stay in jail until May 2023 because the United Kingdom courtroom has adjourned his case until subsequent 12 months.
Senator Ekweremadu and his spouse Beatrice have been arrested within the United Kingdom for alleged organ harvesting.
The couple have been arrested at Heathrow Airport on June 21 after arriving on a flight from Turkey.
Ike Ekweremadu and Obinna Obeta, from Southwark, south London, are charged with conspiring to rearrange or facilitate the journey of a person with a view to him being exploited.
Mrs Ekweremadu and Obeta have been charged with arranging the journey of the person with a view to him being exploited.
Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood stated beforehand that the case concerned ‘exploitation and the harvesting of an organ.’
He stated: ‘The case started on 5 May 2022 when the complainant offered himself at Staines Police Station and claimed he had been transported to this nation for the aim of his kidney being eliminated.
‘He arrived on twentieth February 2022 and was taken to Royal Free Hospital the place checks have been carried out.
‘For the aim he was there he didn’t consent to the taking of his kidney.
‘He returned to the home he was staying and his remedy modified dramatically.
‘He described being treated effectively as a slave.’
Martin Hicks, QC, defending Ike, has stated: ‘We deny that there was any exploitation or any intent to take action.