While reacting to the shocking news of the arrest of Former Nigerian deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, Arise TV host, Oseni Rufai has given a clue of what transpired abroad.
According to Oseni, Ekweremadus’ daughter needed a kidney, so they brought in a boy they had promised better life with the intention of harvesting his kidney.
“Ekweremadu’s daughter needed a kidney, so he brought in a 15 year old homeless boy with 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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Kemi Filani News had earlier reported that the couple were arrested in United Kingdom over alleged human organ Harvesting.
According to Met Police Press Release, the Ekweremadus have been 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.”
The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
In 2017 a former Nigerian government minister claimed that migrants from his country were having their organs harvested after being sold into slavery.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a onetime aviation minister in Nigeria, claimed that 75 per cent of slaves who have their organs harvested in North Africa are from his country.
The Cambridge University-educated lawyer added that the victims have their ‘bodies mutilated’ and are ‘roasted like suya [shish kebabs]’. He went on: ‘Roasted alive! This is what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe.