The former Nigerian deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, 60 and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Eweremadu, 55 are appearing in court today following their arrest for allegedly harvesting human organs in the UK.
Driving the news
The Metropolitan police stated that the couple would be appearing before Uxbridge magistrates court for a human harvest offense under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
What they are saying
The statement by the Metropolitan police reads “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.
- “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.”
What to watch
More details of the case would be released after their arraignment today.