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JUST IN: Ike Ekweremadu, wife in UK police custody over organ harvesting

In a disturbing development that has dented the image of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged for taking a child to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting.

RovingNaija is yet to confirm if the arrested Ekweremadus are Nigeria’s former deputy senate president and his wife.

However, the profiling given by the UK police fits into theirs.

Confirming the arrests in a statement, the metropolitan police said the pair were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the force’s 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,” 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.”

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