Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have denied reports of plans to harvest a minor’s organ.
Recall that Ekweremadu and his wife were on Thursday formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of a minor for alleged organ harvesting.
The couple, who appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday and were denied bail, are said to have brought an homeless 15-year-old boy to the U.K. from the streets of Lagos.
According to Daily Mail, Irwin said, “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, 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.
The case was adjourned to 7 July 2022.