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The very controversial case of the former Nigerian Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu who have been formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting has reached a complicated point according to British security authorities.
The Metropolitan Police in a new revealation have revealed that the couple were charged with ‘conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife who had appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday afternoon had also been denied bail.
The alleged victim is said to be a homeless 15-year-old boy who was brought to the U.K. by Mr and Mrs Ekweremadu, from the streets of Lagos.
The suspects have been remanded in custody and the case adjourned to July 7th 2022.
The police said the charges followed an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team and gave some details of the accused as follows:
[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.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022,” the police said.
The pieces of biographical data provided match the publicly available personal data of Mr Ekweremadu, a serving senator and former Deputy Senate President, and his wife.