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Alleged organ harvesting: UK police arrest Ekweremadu, wife

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LONDON Metropolitan Police arrested Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, today.

  They were nabbed following an investigation launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May.

  The couple was also alleged to have conspired to traffic a child to United Kingdom in order to harvest his organs.

  According to London police sources, Ekweremmadu and his wife were arrested in Heatrow Airport route Turkey. They were charged following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.

  “They have both been remanded in custody and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today. As criminal proceedings are now underway we will not be providing further details. Their victim has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support,” Met said.

  While Ike Ekweremadu is charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting, his wife  is charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

  Ekweremadu’s spokesperson, Uche Anichukwu, refused to respond to speak on the matter.

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