Police in the United Kingdom have arrested a Nigerian couple on suspicion of plotting to harvest the organs of a child.
The suspects, Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife, Beatrice, 55, were arrested for offences related to organ trafficking.
It is not yet known whether the arrested Ekweremadu was the former Nigerian deputy Senate President.
According to a statement by Metropolitan Police as published by The Daily Mail, they will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.
Ekweremadu and Beatrice were charged with conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
The statement reads: “A woman and a man were charged today 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.