The former Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are currently in custody of the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London.
MOUTHPIECE NGR learnt that the former second in command in the Nigerian Senate and his wife were arrested and detained for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.
The child has been transferred into protective custody.
MOUTHPIECE NGR quoted Sky News as it reports that: “Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.
“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
“Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
“A child has now been safeguarded.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.”
A source in Nigeria has confirmed the arrest.