Ekweremadu had £20,000 on him when arrested, report reveals ex-Deputy Senate President’s mission, destination
Details about the arrest of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, have emerged.
Ekweremadu and his wife allegedly intended to bring in a Nigerian child for organ harvesting.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the couple was charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of another person for the purpose of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple, who appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday, hoped to transplant the boy’s organs to their daughter, who has kidney failure.
According to the newspaper, the couple was arrested on Tuesday at Heathrow Airport as they attempted to board a flight to Turkey, where the procedure was suggested to take place.
According to prosecutors, Ekweremadu had £20,000 on him at the time of his arrest.
The couple has been remanded in custody, and the case has been rescheduled for July 7.