UK police have reportedly arrested Ekweremadu and his wife for organ harvesting.
Glamtush reports that former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested in the United Kingdom and charged with organ harvesting.
According to a statement by the UK Metropolitan Police, the couple allegedly trafficked a child into the country for organ harvesting.
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,” the statement 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.
“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 under way we will not be providing further details,” the statement read.