UK Court Denies Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Bail

UK Court Denies Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Bail

A Nigerian former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice have been denied bail by the Uxbridge magistrate court London after they were arrested by the Metropolitan police in London over alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child who is now safe in police custody.

It was gathered that Ekweremadu’s daughter, Sonia Ekweremadu needed a kidney transplant as she was seriously ill.

The senator and his wife were charged with conspiracy to harvest organs of a child they brought to the UK.

It was reported that the victim is a homeless 15 year old boy from the streets of Lagos who was brought to the UK by Ike Ekweremadu and Wife.

The Couple arranged to bring the boy to the UK for the purpose of harvesting his organs after promising him a better life. The prosecutors told the court that the Senator secured a passport for the boy claiming he was 21 years but later found out he was 15 years.

The Court also learnt that the Senator’s daughter needed a kidney transplant as she was on dialysis due to kidney failure and the boy was brought so he could give her one of his kidneys.

It was also gathered that the doctor suspended the transplant after discovering that the boy identified as Ukpo David was a minor.

According to NAN, The Royal Free hospital suspended the procedure and returned the boy back to his family who maltreated him, making him to run away and sleep on the streets for two days.

The boy later reported the matter to the police who investigated it and arrested the couple on their way to Instabul, Turkey to obtain another organ for the transplant.

However, a letter written to the British High Commission in Abuja in which Ekweremadu sought a visa for the young boy later surfaced online.

The letter which dated 28 December, 2021, titled, “Re: Medical visa application for Ukpo David,’ read,

“I am writing in support of the visa application made by Mr Ukpo Nwamini David who is currently having medical investigations for a kidney donation to Ms Sonia Ekweremadu.

“David and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital London, and I will be providing the necessary funding. I have enclosed a statement of my bank account. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require additional information.”

The senator and his wife got lawyers and begged the court to grant them bail, stating that their passports had been seized were denied bail and remanded in custody till July 7, 2022.

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