Ike Ekweremadu, Wife Remanded In UK Police Custody
The Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London has arrested a former Senate Deputy President Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice over alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.
Sky News who reported the arrest noted that the child has been taken into protective custody.
The media organisation said: “Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.
“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
“Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
“A child has now been safeguarded.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.”
The detention of the senator representing Enugu West and his wife has been confirmed by a top source in Nigeria.