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JUST IN: UK court refuses to grant Ike Ekweremadu, wife bail

An Uxbridge Magistrate court in the United Kingdom, on Thursday, refused to admit Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, to bail. 

The Nigerian couple were arraigned for conspiracy to arrange the travel of a child, child trafficking, potential modern slavery, and organ harvesting.

The Ekweremadus were arrested by Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London and kept in custody before their arraignment on Thursday.

A statement by the Metropolitan Police said: “A woman and a man were charged today with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.

“The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
“[A] Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“[B] Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.”

Details to follow…

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