Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have been arrested by the United Kingdom Police over alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.
UK based Mail news media reports that Ekweremadu and wife have been remanded in custody and they will be made to appear before Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday afternoon as at press time.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, both husband and wife are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
According to the UK Metropolitan police, a child has been safeguarded.
It was learnt that Scotland Yard has not given the gender or the age of the child or the location of the arrests.
“But given the suspects are appearing in court in Uxbridge, it is likely they were held at the nearby Heathrow Airport.
“Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for cash and against the victim’s will”, Mail News media Reports.
The UK police had said that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.