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Ekweremdu: UK court refuses to grant couple bail

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An Uxbridge Magistrate court in the United Kingdom, on Thursday, refused to grant bali to Ike Ekweremadu his wife, Beatrice over an alleged child trafficking.

The Nigerian couple were arraigned for conspiracy to arrange the travel of a child, which the UK government had termed potential modern slavery, and organ harvesting.

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

Recall that the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London had earlier detained Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The two suspects were arrested for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.

But the child has been taken into protective custody.

The media organisation reported: “Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.

“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

“Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.

“A child has now been safeguarded.

“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.”

A top source in Nigeria confirmed the arrest.



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