The Special Unit of the London Metropolitan Police are about now arraigning former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice at Uxbridge Magistrate court.
The charges against them border on conspiracy to arrange the travel of a child, child trafficking, potential modern slavery, and organ harvesting.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the Ekweremadus were arrested and kept in custody by the Police who are about now arraigning them at the UXbridge Magistrates court.
The Metropolitan Police had earlier issued a statement stating that “A woman and a man were charged today with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
“The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
“[A] 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.
“[B] 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.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
“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”.