An Uxbridge Magistrate court in the United Kingdom, on Thursday, refused to admit Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, to bail.
The Nigerian couple were arraigned for conspiracy to arrange the travel of a child, child trafficking, potential modern slavery, and organ harvesting.
The Ekweremadus were arrested by Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London and kept in custody before their arraignment on Thursday.
The case has been adjourned to July 7, 2022.
Prosecutors are said to have told the court that the couple was arrested at Heathrow airport, on their way to Istanbul, Turkey.
According to the prosecutors, it is believed that they were on their way to procure another organ as they were unable to harvest the organ of the boy.
The prosecutors were also said to have told the court that the Ekweremadus have a daughter who has a kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for quite some time.
They told the court that it is believed that the plan was to use an organ from the boy on their daughter who appears to need a kidney transplant.