The UK police have arrested Enugu Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremade for trafficking a child.
This developing story was announced on Thursday morning shortly after the couple’s arrest. Both have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the metropolitan police said.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremade, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu 60 have both been remanded in custody and will be charged to Uxbridge Magistrate Court later today.
The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted about possible human trafficking in the UK, a potential offense under modern slavery legislation.
The police said, “Ike Ekweremade, 60 of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/ facilitate the travel of another person with a view of exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrate Court later today.
“The 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.”