Finally, Ekweremadu, Wife Opens Up on Alleged Human Trafficking in London Court

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        United Kingdom, London – Emerging reports have confirmed that Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice who were arraigned before a London Magistrate’s Court have denied allegations of human trafficking, The Nation newspaper reported. According to the report, the defence counsel to the accused, Gavin Irwin and Antonia Gray spoke in favour of the embattled couple in order to secure their bail.

        Screenshot_20220624-093551 gathered that a prepared statement by Ekweremadu issued by his attorney stated that he denies the allegation levelled against him.

        The statement reads:

        ‘‘Mr Ekweremadu in his prepared statement denied allegations of human trafficking. “‘He said at no stage has he arranged transport for anyone with intention to exploit them.’ “His wife similarly denied the allegations in her prepared statement, the court heard. “‘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.’’

        Mr Irwin added that the allegations were ‘nothing short of preposterous’. Antonia Gray, for Mrs. Ekweremadu, said: ‘She has never been complicit or involved in any alleged illegal trafficking of any young person. She is a financial accountant with an unblemished record.’’

        London court denies Ekweremadu, wife bail 

        Meanwhile, the Guardian newspaper reported that the couple were denied bail by the Magistrate’s court. It was gathered that the court adjourned the case untill July 7th while Ekweremadu and his wife are remanded in prison.

        However, in a statement issued by the Metropolitan police it was confirmed that the duo were charged with conspiring to arrange to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs in their home country, Nigeria. The charge was on the premise of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting. Police, however, said the child is in safe custody with the gender, age or location of the child is still unknown.

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