Beatrice Ekweremadu, an accountant, has been granted bail by a court in the United Kingdom (UK) while her husband, Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate President of Nigeria was denied bail.
The couple (wife, 55 and husband, 60) is charged for allegedly trafficking the 21-year-old to London from the streets of Lagos in order to harvest and transplant his organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure.
beatrice is charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Ike is charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, said: “The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike.”
Prosecutors are not appealing the decision, the court heard.
Prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood said previously that the case involved “exploitation and the harvesting of an organ.”
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