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Court grants Ekweremadu’s wife bail

By Jimisayo Opanuga
26 July 2022   |   10:58 am
The wife of a former Deputy Senate President, Beatrice Ekweremadu has been granted bail while her husband, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was denied bail by the Old Bailey court, London.

Ike Ekweremadu and Beatrice Ekweremadu<br />PHOTO: nairametrics

The wife of a former Deputy Senate President, Beatrice Ekweremadu, has been granted bail while her husband, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was denied bail by Old Bailey court, London.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting that violate the country’s Modern Slavery Act.

The couple appeared before the court last week Friday for a bail hearing.

Beatrice was charged with facilitating the travel of another person with a view of exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5.

Ekweremadu was charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

The Common Serjeant of London, 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.’

Prosecutors did not appeal the decision, the court heard. The couple will appear again before the Old Bailey court on Thursday, the 4th of August.