Trending currently on all Nigerian social media spaces is the arrest of the former deputy senate president of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, who were arrested in the United Kingdom for trying to harvest organs from an innocent child.
According to Oseni, Ekweremadus’ daughter required a kidney, so they brought in a youngster who had been promised a better life in exchange for his kidney.
Oseni wrote on Twitter:
“Ekweremadu’s daughter needed a kidney, so he brought in a 15-year-old homeless boy with an illegally obtained passport stating that the boy was 21. The boy was promised a better life. The former deputy Senate President has been denied bail”
The MET Police of the United Kingdom also released a statement in which it was stated that the former deputy senate president of Nigeria, identified as Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, are charged 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 under way we will not be providing further details.”