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Organ harvesting: Court grants Ekweremadu’s wife bail

A London court has granted Beatrice Ekweremadu wife of a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu a bail application.

SHO PEN Online had reported that Ekweremadu was charged by the UK Metropolitan Police with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.

It is alleged Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, brought the 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK.

Meanwhile, Prosecutors claim they planned to have his kidney removed so it could be given to their daughter.

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

“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike,” Daily Mail quoted the Common Serjeant of London, judge Richard Marks, to have ruled.

While Beatrice was granted bail, her husband, who is the lawmaker representing Enugu West Senatorial district, was denied bail.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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