Ekweremadu, Wife Arrested in London, Charged with Organ Harvesting

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THE London Metropolitan Police have charged Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, with conspiracy to traffic a child to the United Kingdom in order to harvest organs, the law enforcement said on Thursday.

The police said the charges followed an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team and gave some details of the accused as follows: [A] 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. [B] 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.

“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022,” the police said.

The pieces of biographical data provided match the publicly available personal data of Ekweremadu, a serving senator and former Deputy Senate President, and his wife.

“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today,” said the Metropolitan police.

While the police did not state the gender of the child, they said: “A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.”

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