As the London Court denied the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, bail on Monday, his wife, Beatrice, was granted bail.
Reading his judgement, 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.”
Both Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested and detained by the Metropolitan Police, London, for allegedly involved in organ harvesting of a young Nigerian man, David Ukpo Nwamini.
Neamini was said to be a homeless man trafficked into the UK to harvest his kidney for the Ekweremadu’s ailing daughter.
While Ike was charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting, his wife, Beatrice, was charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.