The Uxbridge magistrate court in the United Kingdom has denied former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremau and his wife, Beatrice who were arrested over attempted harvesting of a child organs.
Nigeriancurrent had reported how the Nigerian politician and his wife were arrested in the by London metropolitan over an attempt to harvest the organ of an unidentified child
The UK metropolitan police said the duo were charged 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.
“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,” a statement by the police reads.
“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.”
The child was said to have “been safeguarded”, while the police added that its operatives “are working closely with partners on continued support”.