A Nigerian politician is due to appear in court is charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK to harvest their organs, the Met Police say.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.
Both have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday (23 June), the Metropolitan Police said.
The child – whose age is unknown – has been taken into care.
The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
Ike Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer, who has served in the Senate of Nigeria since 2003 and was the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.
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