Nigerian Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice have been arrested in the United Kingdom for allegedly smuggling an underage boy to the country for organ harvesting. The Ekweremadus have been denied bail as investigations regarding their involvement in the case continue.
In a statement released, the Metropolitan Police said the couple was charged with going to court on Thursday, June 23, following an investigation by the police specialist crime team. The police mentioned that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
Shortly after the arraignment, it’s been revealed that Ike Ekweremadu wrote a letter to the British high commission about a kidney donation for his daughter.
In the letter, the former deputy senate president said he was writing in support of a visa applicant who was scheduled for “medical investigations for a kidney donation to Ms. Sonia Ekweremadu”.
He said the donor and his daughter “will be at the Royal Free Hospital London”, adding that he would “be providing the necessary funding”.