Former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice have been arrested and charged for bringing a child to the UK for alleged organ harvesting.
According to a released statement by the metropolitan police, the couple was charged to court on Thursday, June 23.
The police’ specialist crime team launch an investigation following intelligence report on potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
Read statement below…
“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.”