Ekweremadu, Wife Arrested in London Over Organ Harvesting
Ike Ekweremadu, a Nigerian, and Beatrice, his wife, were arrested in London.
They were detained and accused of transporting a child to the UK for organ harvesting, said Metropolitan Police.
The unnamed child is reportedly with the Metropolitan Police, and the accused are being held in prison until their arraignment at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in a few hours.
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.
“[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 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.”
The suspect shares the same name with former Deputy Senate President. It’s unclear if he is the one or they are related.