Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice have been denied bail by a magistrate’s court in London over charges that they trafficked a 15-year-old homeless Lagos boy with the intention to harvest his organs.
The arrest was announced by the London Metropolitan Police on Thursday, with officials saying the couple would be charged promptly before a court in Uxbridge.
Mr. Ekweremadu appeared before a magistrate on Thursday afternoon and was denied bail.
The case was subsequently adjourned until July 7. The Senator and his wife have been under investigation since May 2022.
Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the former deputy senate president, Uche Anichukwu, proved abortive as the calls went unanswered.