Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged to court for bringing a child to the UK for allged organ harvesting.
In a statement released, the metropolitan police said the couple was charged to court on Thursday, June 23 following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team. The police mentioned that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses 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.
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,” the statement read.