Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Wife Charged In UK Court For Organ Trafficking

According to the Metropolitan Police, a man and a woman have been accused of planning to bring a kid to the UK in order to harvest organs.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, both of Nigeria, have been placed in remand custody and will make their court appearance at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

Both of them are accused of conspiring to set up or aid the journey of another person with the intention of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.

A child has been protected, according to the Met. Scotland Yard has not disclosed the child’s gender, age, or the place of the arrests.

But given the suspects are appearing in court in Uxbridge, it is likely they were held at the nearby Heathrow Airport.

Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for commercial gain and against the victim’s will.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.

In 2017 a former Nigerian government minister claimed that migrants from his country were having their organs harvested after being sold into slavery.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a onetime aviation minister in Nigeria, claimed that 75 per cent of slaves who have their organs harvested in North Africa are from his country.

The Cambridge University-educated lawyer added that the victims have their ‘bodies mutilated’ and are ‘roasted like suya [shish kebabs]’. He went on: ‘Roasted alive! This is what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe.

‘They sell them into slavery and either murder, mutilate, torture or work them to death.’

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