Former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have reportedly been arrested and charged to court by the United Kingdom for organ harvesting.
Following an investigation by the metropolitan police’ specialist crime team, the couple were arrested on Thursday, for conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs.
The metropolitan police who confirmed the arrest on Thursday said the duo have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
It was gathered that the police began investigation after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
Senator Ike Ekweremadu was recently slammed by Peter Obi’s supporters over his comment about the Labour Party presidential candidate.
In an interview with the press he claimed the South East will not vote for Peter Obi but rather the PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.