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Ekweremadu to Remain in Custody As UK Court Adjourns Case to October 31st

The lawsuit involving the former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has been adjourned by a court in the United Kingdom on Thursday until October 31.

TheCable reports that Ekweremadu will remain in detention until the subsequent adjourned date.

Representative Ekweremadu of the Enugu West Senatorial District and his wife Beatrice are accused of organ harvesting.

His wife on the other hand was approved bail last week

Meanwhile the UK Metropolitan Police had accused Ike of conspiring to enable the trip of another individual for organ harvesting.

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

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

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Ekweremadu to Remain in Custody As UK Court Adjourns Case to October 31st

“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.

Prosecutors are not appealing the decision, the court heard.

Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood said previously that the case involved ‘exploitation and the harvesting of organs illegally.

Meanwhile reports states that a United Kingdom-based doctor was accused of conniving with Ekweremadu

The United Kingdom-based doctor was accused of conniving with Ekweremadu, and his wife

to traffic a homeless man into the UK to harvest his kidney for their daughter.

The doctor, Obinna Obeta, 50, from Southwark, south London, is charged under the Modern Slavery Act.

Obeta, who appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on 13 July,

is charged with arranging the travel of 21-year-old Davi Ukpo from Nigeria to the UK.

He is also accused of conspiring with the lawmaker to arrange

or facilitate the travel of the man with a view to him being exploited through organ harvesting.

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