Omamus Emmanuel l Thursday, 23 June 2022
LONDON – Officials of the London Metropolitan Police have arrested two Nigerians for organ harvesting. In a statement, the police said the two Nigerians, Ike Ekweremadu and Nwanneka Ekweremadu arranged the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
The two Nigerian s have been charged following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
The charge sheet is as follows:
“[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”, the police said, adding that they have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
The police said 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”, the Police said. See full statement HERE