Immediate past Nigerian Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are now under detention over an attempt to harvest a child organ.
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.
Reports say Ekweremadu and wife were arrested and currently under detention for taking a Nigerian Child to the UK for organ harvesting.
They have been arrested and charged for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting, reports say.
Elanza News have made efforts at contacting Ekweremadu on what actually transpired but his line is not connecting.
The Cable reports that it is not certain if those arrested are Nigeria’s former deputy senate president and his wife, but the description given by the UK police fits into their profile.
Confirming the arrests in a statement, the metropolitan police 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.
“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 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.