Senator Ike Ekweremadu (@iamekweremadu), a former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate), and his wife, Nwanneka Ekweremadu, have been charged with crimes relating to human trafficking and organ-harvesting in the UK. They will appear before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and husband, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
The two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.
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.