Ike and Nwanneka Ekweremadu charged with attempted organ harvesting of a child

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Two Nigerians have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to arrange the travel of a child into the United Kingdom to harvest organs.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and her husband Ike Ekweremadu are both charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation - organ harvesting.

The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Specialist Crime team after receiving an alert to a potential offence under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

The couple has both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court later today, 23 June 2022.

Investigators said a child has been safeguarded, and "we are working closely with partners on continued support."

"As criminal proceedings are now underway, we will not be providing further details."

Standard Gazette has contacted the Met Police to verify if the suspects are the Former Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Nwanneka Ekweremadu whose both identities and ages fit the suspects. We are awaiting a response.

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