Child trafficking: Ike Ekweremadu charged to court for child trafficking

Ike Ekweremadu charged to court for child trafficking. News have been circulating round that a Nigerian politician has been charged to court for allegedly conspiring with his wife to fly a 15 year old child abroad for the sole purpose of harvesting his organs.


Ike Ekweremadu charged to court for child trafficking
Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer from Enugu State who has served in the Senate of Nigeria since May 2003. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and was the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate for three consecutive (6th, 7th and 8th) senate. here

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Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in west London earlier on Thursday.

Apparently, they were apprehended while they were traveling to get a different kidney after the ploy to harvest the boy’s kidney was unsuccessful. The source also indicates that the Ekweremadu’s had facilitated the child’s papers and falsified his age.

The child had who had undergone several procedures so as to ascertain if he’s eligible to do the transplant, had disclosed to the doctor that he’s 15 and not 21. And that’s when the issue began. Unfortunately, the boy was also mistreated so he took the opportunity to alert the police.

Coincidentally, a female child of the Ekweremadu’s need a kidney transplant and so it is almost impossible to believe that the incident wasn’t a conspiracy.

The 15-year-old alleged victim has been taken into care. The Met Police said agencies were working to support him.

Ike Ekweremadu charged to court for child trafficking

The defendants live in Nigeria but have a family in London. Both are accused of conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of a 15 year old child. Since there arrest, they have been denied bail. We are yet to confirm if this is true, or the arrest was based on suspicions

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Most of the alleged offences took place in the UK. The Ekweremadu’s, who were arrested two days ago, have been remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 7 July.

Mr Ekweremadu, who was recently made a visiting professor at the University of Lincoln, served three terms as deputy president of the Senate, from 2007 to 2019.

He is a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and he has been a senator since 2003.

An investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Team took place after detectives were alerted to potential modern-day slavery offences.

A University of Lincoln spokesman said: “Visiting professors are often, as is in this case, non-resident at the university, unpaid and advisory.

“We are deeply concerned about the nature of these allegations but as this is an active police investigation, we cannot comment further at this stage.”

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