The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday has disclosed that a delegation would be sent to the United Kingdom, UK – following the arrest of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice following the alleged purported charges of human trafficking and Organ harvest.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who spoke shortly after a closed door session of the Senate, said that the delegation of the Upper Chamber would be made up of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, Bauchi North, mandated the members to liaise with the Nigeria High Commission in London to get briefs on the matter.
Vanguard reports that Lawan noted that the Senate will continue to engage the Nigeria High Commission on the matter relating to Ekweremadu, adding that he had a robust engagement with the Nigeria High Commissioner, Ambassador Ishola Sarafa on the alleged Organ harvesting.
AbaCityBlog reports that the UK metropolitan police announced that Ekweremadu and his wife were charged to court over the allegation of bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
The police added that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
The child was said to have “been safeguarded”, while the police added that its operatives “are working closely with partners on continued support”.
The couple appeared before Uxbridge magistrates’ court on Thursday, but were denied bail and remanded in custody.
The case has been adjourned till July 7.