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Senator Ekweremadu's Wife Beatrice Granted Bail

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The wife of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, has been granted bail in the UK.

The former vice president of the senate and his wife are being tried in the UK after being charged with conspiring to bring a man, whose age has been determined to be 21, to the country in order to obtain a kidney for their daughter.

Beatrice is accused of conspiring to smuggle a man so he may harvest a kidney for their daughter under the Modern Slavery Act of 2015.

Judge Richard Marks, a Common Serjeant of London, commented on the bail.

"The situation is that I have denied Ike bail and have given bail to Beatrice, subject to some quite strict terms."

According to the Daily Mail, the decision is not being appealed by the prosecution. As previously stated by prosecutor Tim Probert-Wood, the case featured "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."

Martin Hicks, Ike Ekweremadu's attorney, nonetheless stated

"We dispute any exploitation or exploitation-related intent."

"Factual denial will be the argument,"

On August 4, the couple is scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey.



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