Ekweremadu’s wife gets bail in organ harvesting case

Ike Ekweremadu and wife Beatrice

A London court has granted Beatrice Ekweremadu, wife of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, bail in the case of alleged organ harvesting.

The couple appeared at the Old Bailey on July 22 for a bail hearing.

The prosecution says Ekweremadu, 60, and his 55-year-old wife brought a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK to harvest his kidney for their sick daughter.

“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike,” Daily Mail quoted Judge Richard Marks to have ruled.

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.’

“The case began on 5 May 2022 when the complainant presented himself at Staines Police Station and claimed he had been transported to this country for the purpose of his kidney being removed.

“He arrived on 20th February 2022 and was taken to Royal Free Hospital where tests were conducted. For the purpose he was there he did not consent to the taking of his kidney.

“He returned to the house he was staying and his treatment changed dramatically. He described being treated effectively as a slave,” Probert-Wood said.

Meanwhile, a UK-based doctor Obinna Obeta has been arraigned for allegedly conniving with the couple to traffic David Ukpo and harvest his organ.