Alleged organ harvesting: Ekweremadu, wife speak


 ... As they were denied bail

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have denied reports of plans to harvest a minor’s organ in Britain.
Ekweremadu and his wife were on Thursday formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of a minor for alleged organ harvesting as well as human trafficking.
The couple, appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court and were denied bail. They were alleged  to have brought a homeless 15-year-old boy to the U.K. from the streets of Lagos in a bid to harvest his human parts but the Ekweremadus are denying the charge.

Ekweremadu through his lawyer, Gavin Irwin, told the court that at no stage did he arrange transport for anyone with intention to exploit them.
The Daily Mail, quoted  Irwin as saying, “There is no question this is a serious allegation. Mr Ekweremadu is a member of the senate in Nigeria. He has previously held an even more senior role as deputy president of the senate.
“He is a member of the bar in Nigeria. He is a principal in a law firm that bears his name.
“Those issues taken together go way beyond him being a person of good character…rather that he has led a blameless life as a public servant.”
Antonia Gray, who represented Mrs Ekweremadu, also, said her client has never been complicit or involved in any alleged illegal trafficking of any young person.
“She is a financial accountant with an unblemished record.’
The prosecutor made an application to adjourn matters for 14 days and the
case was consequently adjourned to July 7, 2022.


   











 



  

 ... As they were denied bail ... As they were denied bail

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have denied reports of plans to harvest a minor’s organ in Britain.
Ekweremadu and his wife were on Thursday formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of a minor for alleged organ harvesting as well as human trafficking.
The couple, appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court and were denied bail. They were alleged  to have brought a homeless 15-year-old boy to the U.K. from the streets of Lagos in a bid to harvest his human parts but the Ekweremadus are denying the charge.

Ekweremadu through his lawyer, Gavin Irwin, told the court that at no stage did he arrange transport for anyone with intention to exploit them.
The Daily Mail, quoted  Irwin as saying, “There is no question this is a serious allegation. Mr Ekweremadu is a member of the senate in Nigeria. He has previously held an even more senior role as deputy president of the senate.
“He is a member of the bar in Nigeria. He is a principal in a law firm that bears his name.
“Those issues taken together go way beyond him being a person of good character…rather that he has led a blameless life as a public servant.”
Antonia Gray, who represented Mrs Ekweremadu, also, said her client has never been complicit or involved in any alleged illegal trafficking of any young person.
“She is a financial accountant with an unblemished record.’
The prosecutor made an application to adjourn matters for 14 days and the
case was consequently adjourned to July 7, 2022.


   











 



  


 


Former Deputy Senate President, Ike and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have denied reports of plans to harvest a minor’s organ in Britain.
Ekweremadu and his wife were on Thursday formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of a minor for alleged organ harvesting as well as human trafficking.
The couple, appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court and were denied bail. They were alleged  to have brought a homeless 15-year-old boy to the U.K. from the streets of Lagos in a bid to harvest his human parts but the Ekweremadus are denying the charge.