Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged to court for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
The development was announced on Thursday morning shortly after the couple were arrested. They will be arraigned at Uxbridge before a magistrate, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police.
UK authorities said the couple brought in a child with the purpose of harvesting organs. The child has now been protected by the government.
Although the UK police did not immediately name the suspects’ affiliations, Peoples Gazette has confirmed Mr Ekweremadu, the politician from Enugu, was the one arrested.
“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,
“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.
“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.
“As criminal proceedings are now underway we will not be providing further details,” the police charge said.