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A Nigerian senator and his wife appeared in court today charged with conspiring to traffic a homeless child into the UK for his organs.

Ike Ekweremadu, a 19-year PDP politician and former deputy speaker of the National Senate, while Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu is accused of trying to traffic 15-year-olds from Lagos to the UK.

The court heard the couple, who have four children and a home in Wellesden, north London, wanted to have the boy’s organs transplanted into their daughter, who has kidney failure.

Last month, police were warned of possible crimes under modern slavery laws.

arrested

The court heard the couple were arrested at Heathrow two days ago when they tried to board a plane bound for Turkey, where the procedure is said to be available.

Ekweremadu, 60, allegedly had £20,000 at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.

The boy is now in the care of conservation authorities and the Metropolitan Police, authorities said.

Ekweremadu and accountant wife Beatrice, 55, were charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate another person’s journey for exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

The senator wore a grey sweater at Uxbridge Magistrates Court today, while his wife wore a black and white knitted cardigan.

Prosecutor Damla Ayas said:

Prosecutor Damla Ayas said: “This is a conspiracy related to the crime of human trafficking for the purpose of organ harvesting. The victim in this case is 15 years old.

“The couple were interviewed at the police station. Both defendants provided prepared statements.

In his prepared statement, Mr ‘Ekweremadu denied the human trafficking allegations.

“He said he never arranged transportation for anyone who was going to take advantage of them.”

The court heard his wife similarly denied the allegations in her prepared statement.

Gavin Irwin, representing Ekweremadu, said: “There is no doubt that this is a serious charge. Mr Ekweremadu is a member of the Nigerian Senate.

“He has previously served as vice president of the Senate, in more senior roles.

“He was a member of a Nigerian bar. He was the head of a law firm that bears his name.

“The problems combined go far beyond him as a man of good character … but as a civil servant living an irreproachable life.”

Mr Owen added that the allegations were “simply ridiculous”.

investigation

The Metropolitan Crime Squad launched the investigation in May 2022 after detectives were informed of a possible crime under modern slavery legislation.

Metropolitan Police confirmed the boy was safe and receiving medical treatment. Ekweremadu was detained in the UK this month along with Nwanneka Ekweremadu.

Ekweremadu entered politics after many years as a lawyer and has been an elected senator in the Abuja Parliament since 2003.

His wife, five years his junior, is an academic and medical doctor and a well-known public figure in Nigeria. They are believed to have four grown children.

The Metropolitan Police said the boy under 18 at the centre of the alleged conspiracy is being treated.

Organ harvesting is the removal of body parts, usually for cash and against the victim’s will.

Ekweremadu has been in the UK for at least the past two weeks and met members of the Nigerian community in the UK in Lincoln about ten days ago.

He tweeted: “It was a pleasure and an honour to receive an offer from the University of Lincoln, UK, as a visiting professor of business and international connections. I also received a very precious gift: a copy of the Magna Carta. It Created in 1215, about 807 years ago.

Police said the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to possible offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, from Nigeria, have been remanded in custody to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court later today.

In 2017, a former Nigerian government minister claimed that migrants from Nigeria had their organs harvested after being sold into slavery.

Former Nigerian aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode claims that 75 percent of slaves harvested for organs in North Africa came from her country.

The Cambridge-educated lawyer added that the victim’s “body was dismembered” and “cooked like you” [shish kebabs]”. He continued: “Bake live! That’s what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans seeking crossing points to Europe.

They were sold into slavery, killed, maimed, tortured or worked to death.

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