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UK Court Grants Beatrice Ekweremadu Bail On Strict Conditions

A London judge on Monday granted Beatrice Ekweremadu bail after holding her for more than a month on suspicions of human trafficking and organ smuggling.

On June 23, Mrs. Ekweremadu and her husband Ike were detained by the police on suspicion of attempting to traffic a youngster in order to forcibly harvest his organs. The assertion that the putative victim was later disproved when passports, national identification cards, and other documentation revealed the person to be 21.

The Ekweremadus appeared in court on July 7, but they were denied bail and have remained in custody ever since. In order to hold a second hearing before today’s decision to release Mrs. Ekweremadu while keeping Mr. Ekweremadu in detention, the case was postponed until August.

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“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions, but I have refused bail to Ike,” the Common Serjeant of London, Richard Marks, said in his ruling on Monday evening.

From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Ekweremadu, a 60-year-old senator from Enugu, served as Nigeria’s deputy senate president. During the May primaries for the Peoples Democratic Party, he ran in vain for governor of his state.

Before postponing the hearing till August 4, the court remained mum about the severe conditions imposed on Mrs. Ekweremadu and the date of his release.

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A London judge on Monday granted Beatrice Ekweremadu bail after holding her for more than a month on suspicions of human trafficking and organ smuggling.

On June 23, Mrs. Ekweremadu and her husband Ike were detained by the police on suspicion of attempting to traffic a youngster in order to forcibly harvest his organs. The assertion that the putative victim was later disproved when passports, national identification cards, and other documentation revealed the person to be 21.

The Ekweremadus appeared in court on July 7, but they were denied bail and have remained in custody ever since. In order to hold a second hearing before today’s decision to release Mrs. Ekweremadu while keeping Mr. Ekweremadu in detention, the case was postponed until August.

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“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions, but I have refused bail to Ike,” the Common Serjeant of London, Richard Marks, said in his ruling on Monday evening.

From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Ekweremadu, a 60-year-old senator from Enugu, served as Nigeria’s deputy senate president. During the May primaries for the Peoples Democratic Party, he ran in vain for governor of his state.

Before postponing the hearing till August 4, the court remained mum about the severe conditions imposed on Mrs. Ekweremadu and the date of his release.

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