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Ekweremadu, wife denied bail, UK case adjourned for trial at high court

Ekweremadu, wife denied bail, UK case adjourned for trial at high court

Ike Ekweremadu and Nwanneka Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were denied bail on Thursday as their alleged organ harvesting case came up for hearing at Uxbridge Magistrate’s court in UK.

Deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram remanded them in custody ahead of their next appearance at the Old Bailey, for a plea and trial preparation hearing on August 4.

Old Bailey is the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. It is commonly referred to as the Old Bailey after the street on which it stands.

Ekweremadu, 60 and his wife, 55 are accused of plotting to harvest a man’s kidney.

The couple was alleged to have transported 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.

The man is said to have refused to consent to the procedure after undergoing tests at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north-west London.

The Ekweremadus allegedly treated him as a slave before he escaped and went to Staines police station in Surrey.

The couple were arrested at Heathrow Airport on June 21 after arriving on a flight from Turkey and appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Ike Ekweremadu is charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

His wife is charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

The couple were not asked to enter pleas, but the court heard they have indicated not guilty pleas.

They deny the alleged facts and that there was a criminal conspiracy, and will say no exploitation occurred, it was said.

-Daily Mailwp_posts

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