The immediate past Nigerian Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, will spent exactly two weeks in the UK detention facility over an attempt to harvest a child organ.
Ekweremadu and Wife were taken to the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court earlier today and we’re denied bail over the organ harvesting allegations.
Sources told Elanza News that Ekweremadu’s son is not feeling well and need body transplant adding that the Senator might have arranged with the child for the UK trip for a possible transplant, which might have gone against the interest and laws of the UK.
A UK resident told Elanza News that, “Ekweremadu and his wife have been denied bail, both remanded to custody, and the case was adjourned till July 7th 2022.”
Ekwerenmadu is a serving senator in Nigeria who also lost a bid to emerge gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State but will now spent two weeks in the UK detention facility before the date for the judgement.
Reports say Ekweremadu and wife were arrested and currently under detention for taking a Nigerian Child to the UK for organ harvesting.
Elanza News have made efforts at contacting Ekweremadu on what actually transpired but his line is not connecting.
Confirming the arrests in a statement, the metropolitan police had earlier said the pair were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the force’s specialist crime team.
The police added that the investigation was launched 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.
“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support. As criminal proceedings are now underway we will not be providing further details,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, as at the time of publishing this report, Ekwerenmadu’s number was not reachable.