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Organ Harvesting Scandal: Allegations against me are false, absurd — Ekweremadu

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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Former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice have denied all charges of human trafficking and organ harvesting filed against them before a UK magistrate’s court.

The Enugu born politician said they did not procure a minor in order to kidnap and harvest his organ, contradicting the charges filed by the Metropolitan Police at Uxbridge Magistrate’s Court, London, on Thursday afternoon.

The charges were “nothing short of preposterous,” the Ekweremadus said through their lawyer Gavin Irwin, who added that the couple never “arranged transport for anyone with intention to exploit them.”

Meanwhile, despite denying the allegations, the duo were remanded in custody until the commencement of their trial on July 7.

Mr Ekweremadu’s records “taken together go way beyond him being a person of good character…rather that he has led a blameless life as a public servant,” his lawyers added.

Antonia Gray, a lawyer to 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,” the lawyer added.

A letter which Mr Ekweremadu wrote to the UK High Commission seeking to procure a visa for someone named David Ukpo.

The December 28, 2021, letter signed personally by Mr Ekweremadu specifically said he was supporting Mr Ukpo’s visa application because he wanted him to undergo medical examinations in the UK with the purpose of donating a kidney to his daughter Sonia Ekweremadu.

 

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