The United Kingdom Police have arrested former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice for attempted organ harvesting.
Their arrest was disclosed in a statement from the Metropolitan Police.
Confirming the arrests in a statement the metropolitan police said the pair were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team.
The police added that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
According to the UK authorities, the couple brought in a child with the purpose of harvesting organs.
“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.