Ekweremadu and his wife are accused of facilitating the travel of a child with a view to harvesting the child’s organ.
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have been detained and charged with conspiracy to bring a child to the United Kingdom for the purposes of organ harvesting.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the 60-yr-old Nigerian and his wife have been remanded in custody and would appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
An investigation was said to have been launched after detectives discovered potential offences under modern slavery legislation last month.
A statement by MET police reads: “A woman and a man were charged today with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
“The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
“[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.
“They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
“The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
“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.”