The former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria Ike Ekweremadu and his wife has ben arrested in London. Metropolitan Police arrested and charged them for bringing a child to the U.K for organ harvesting.
The child’s identity is yet to be disclosed. The child is however with the Metropolitan Police. For the Nigerian lawmaker and his wife, they are currently in police custody.
Ike Ekweremadu and his Wife Arrested in the UK for Alleged Child Trafficking Crime
In a statement, Metropolitan Police said: “A woman and a man were charged today with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.” “The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
It also said: “[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.” “They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offence under modern slavery legislation in May 2022. They said the child has been safeguarded. And they are working closely with partners on continued support. It was gathered that the age on the boy who they took to the UK for the act is not the boy’s actual age.
The age on the passport is 21 while the boy is only 15-years-old. Pending investigations, if they are found guilty, they could be charged for child trafficking, kidnapping that is if the boy’s parents are not aware of the trip which will mean they will spend a long time in jail.