Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife have been arrested in London

Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, and his wife have been arrested in London.

According to the Metropolitan Police,  they were arrested and charged for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.

Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today, SKY NEWS reports. 

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.

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