Ike Ekweremadu and his Wife
Ike Ekweremadu and His Wife

Former Senate Deputy President Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and detained by police in the United Kingdom.

According to Sky news, the Nigerian politician and his wife were accused of conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs.

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

A Met Police statement 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.

“[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.

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“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 offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

“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.”

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