Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice have reportedly been detained and charged with taking a kid to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting.
In a statement confirming the arrests, the Metropolitan Police stated that the two suspects were charged in court on Thursday following an investigation by the force’s specialized crime unit.
The police noted that the inquiry was initiated in May 2022 after investigators were made aware of probable violations of modern slavery legislation.
The announcement adds, “Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.”
“Ike Ekweremadu, 60, of Nigeria is charged with conspiring to arrange/facilitate the flight of another individual for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.
Both have been remanded in custody and will appear later today at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
“A child has been protected, and we are collaborating closely with partners to provide ongoing support.
As criminal processes are still underway, we will not provide any additional information.
The arrests of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former vice president of the Nigerian senate, and his wife, Beatrice, by British authorities have been surrounded by issues. New information has emerged regarding the disputes surrounding the arrests.
Thursday in the United Kingdom, the Nigerian lawmaker and his wife were detained and charged with conspiracy to organize the transfer of a child, child trafficking, possible modern slavery, and organ harvesting.
Thursday afternoon in London, the couple appeared in court and were denied bail.
In a surprising turn of events, a letter that accompanied the visa application of a supposed homeless child revealed that Senator Ike Ekweremadu notified the UK authorities that he was transporting the individual abroad for his daughter’s kidney transplant.
Mr. Ekweremadu requested for a visa for David Ukpo on December 28, 2021, as evidenced by documents given to a British court.
“I am writing in favor of Mr. Ukpo Nwamini David’s visa application. He is now undergoing medical evaluations for a kidney donation to Ms. Sonia Ekweremadu.
“David and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and I will fund their stay there. “Please find attaching a copy of my bank statement,” the letter stated.
A close associate of Senator Ekweremadus informed THE WITNESS that he was not involved in organ trafficking.
“The daughter of Senator Ekweremadu needs a transplant. In Nigeria, a willing donor was identified, and travel arrangements were established. He did explain the matter to the British High Commission in a letter. The donor accompanied the patient to the United Kingdom. The donor is a male of 21 years of age, not a female. He is not a juvenile. In actuality, the organ did not match at all. The donor, unable to return to Nigeria, went to London to report that he had been transported there for possible organ harvesting, assuming that doing so would provide him refuge. the origin’s