The former Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice today appeared before a Magistrate Court at Uxbridge in the United Kingdom in the charge of conspiracy of human trafficking for organ harvesting.
The alleged victim according to the charge is a homeless 15 year old boy who was allegedly taken to the U.K. by Mr. and Mrs. Ekweremadu off the streets of Lagos Nigeria.
Both of them denied the charge but were denied bail.
Unconfirmed report however had it that the duo has a child that needs kidney transplant, but the couple did not follow due process in transporting the victim to the UK to donate his kidney for the sick child.
This, many expressed disappointment due to the calibre of the couple especially the husband who is a lawyer and a lawmaker.
Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice was accused of arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.
Case was adjourned to July 7, 2022.
The child (names withheld) has been taken into protective custody.
Report says he was rescued following the detention of former deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu and his wife.
The suspects were arrested by the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London.
The Metropolitan Police alledges,“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
The police further stated that, “Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.