Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president in the eighth national assembly, and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged to court by the UK police for child organ harvesting.
Confirming the arrests, the metropolitan police in a statement, said the couple has been charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team.
In May 2022, the police launched an investigation after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation, the police added.
The statement: “Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.”
“Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.”
“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.
“As criminal proceedings are now under way we will not be providing further details.”
Mr Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer from Enugu State who has been repeatedly elected to the Senate of Nigeria since May 2003.
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