BREAKING: Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, wife, reportedly arrested in the UK in alleged organ harvesting scandal

Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reportedly been arrested alongside his wife in the UK for alleged organ harvesting.

In a report by Sky UK, the medium said: two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.

A child has now been safeguarded.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.

While the Sky report did not mention or confirm if the name matches the former Deputy Senate President, details on his official Wikipedia page tallies with the exact description in the story.

His official Twitter page has not also debunked the news.

More details will be shared as soon as we get them.