Ike Ekweremadu and wife, arrested in the UK for trafficking child for organ harvesting
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Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, have been charged with conspiring to arrange to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs, the Uk Metropolitan Police said. Ekweremadu and his wife, according to reports have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
While the child has been safeguarded. Scotland Yard has not given the gender or the age of the child or the location of the arrests.
Although there were no official photos, Dailymail reports that the suspects are appearing in court in Uxbridge, however, it is likely they was held at the nearby Heathrow Airport.
The investigation, according to Dailymail was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
Recall that In 2017, the former minister of aviation claimed that migrants from Nigeria were having their organs harvested after being sold into slavery.
Femi Fani-Kayode alleged that 75 percent of slaves who have their organs harvested in North Africa are from Nigeria.
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.’