Following the arrest of Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, a photo of him at a Magistrate court in the United Kingdom has surfaced online.
The couple were charged for trafficking a child to the United Kingdom for the purpose of organ harvesting.
The metropolitan police confirmed the arrest as it said that the two suspects were charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the Metro Police Specialist Crime Team.
An investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, according to the police.
However, a letter released by Ekweremadu’s media team stated that the former Deputy Senate President informed British authorities that he was taking a boy abroad for a kidney transplant for his daughter.