Ex-Deputy Senate President, Wife To Be Charged For Organ Harvesting In UK
Metropolitan Police in the UK has arrested Senator Ike Ekweremadu (immediate-past Deputy Senate President) and his wife, Mrs Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu for allegedly conspiring with others to bring a child to Britain to harvest organs.
Ekweremadu (60) and Beatrice (55) both from Nigeria were remanded in custody. They will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court later Thursday.
Both are charged with conspiring to arrange or facilitate travel for another person in order to exploit, specifically organ harvesting.
According to the Metropolitan Police, a child was safeguarded. Scotland Yard did not provide information about the gender, age or location of the arrests.
However, the suspects appear in Uxbridge court. It is probable that they were held at Heathrow Airport nearby.
Organ harvesting is the practice of removing organs from the body for commercial gain or against the will of the victim.
After detectives were alerted about possible offences under modern slavery legislation, in May 2022 the force stated, the investigation was initiated.
Remember that in 2017, an ex-minister of the Nigerian government claimed that migrants were being sold to slavery after their organs were taken.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was a Nigerian aviation minister who claimed that 75% of the slaves who had their organs taken in North Africa were from his country.
According to the Cambridge University-educated lawyer, victims are mutilated and ‘roasted like shish kebabs’.
He continued: “Roasted alive!” This is what Libyans do for sub-Saharan Africans looking for a route to Europe.
They sell them into slavery, torture, or murder them until they die.
AON tried to reach Ekweremadu’s media assistant in Nigeria, Uche Aichukwu but was turned down.
Chris Humphreys (MET’s media and communications manager) confirmed that the news was being reported to AON. He also stated that he would not be giving any further details.