The Central Criminal Court in the UK has adjourned the alleged organ harvesting case involving Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy president of the senate – to October 31st.
The former deputy senate president and Beatrice, his wife, are facing charges bordering on conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
The case began on 5 May 2022 when the complainant (a 21-yr old Nigerian man) presented himself at Staines Police Station in United Kingdom and claimed he had been transported to the country for the purpose of his kidney being removed.
Police said, the young man 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.’
The victim allegedly escaped the address and was homeless for three days before he turned up at Staines Police Station.
Ike and Beatrice were arrested in the UK on 21 June after flying in to Heathrow from Turkey.
The UK court on July 27th, granted bail to Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice Nwanneka.
Granting the bail application filed by the duo, the prosecuting 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.’