Nigerian couple charged with plotting to get baby to UK to reap organs


London
Reuters
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A Nigerian senator and his spouse had been remanded in custody in London on Thursday charged with plotting to have a 15-year-old boy introduced into the UK to reap his organs, police stated.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, had been each charged with conspiracy to rearrange journey of one other particular person with a view to exploitation, specifically organ harvesting, police stated.

Ekweremadu is an opposition senator within the southern state of Enugu, and likewise a former deputy senate president.

Police stated they’d been alerted to the alleged plan following experiences manufactured from doable offenses beneath trendy slavery laws. The kid concerned has been taken to security and work was beneath manner to supply further assist.

The couple appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Courtroom in London the place the court docket was advised the kid concerned was a 15-year-old boy, the BBC reported.

The prosecution advised the court docket that the Lawyer Normal’s consent was required for the case to proceed due to jurisdictional points, the BBC added, and the couple had been remanded in custody till the following court docket look on July 7.

Neither Ekweremadu nor his spouse may very well be reached for remark.