- Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were said to have been arrested on their way to Istanbul, Turkey
- The lawmaker and his wife Beatrice were arrested by police officers in the United Kingdom at the Heathrow Airport
- Ekweremadu has been accused of an attempt to harvest the organs of a 15-year-old boy alongside his wife
Prosecutors in the ongoing case involving a former deputy Senate president of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice have said that the couple were arrested on their way to Istanbul, Turkey.
Arise TV reports that the prosecutors told the court that the Ekweremadus were arrested at the Heathrow Airport while on their way to Istanbul Turkey.
Speaking on the incident which has caused an uproar on the media and other social platforms, the prosecutors said the couple was believed to be on their way to procure another organ as they were unable to harvest the organ of a 15-year-old Lagos street boy.
According to the prosecutors, the Ekweremadus have a daughter who has a kidney-related disease and has been on dialysis for some time.
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They also informed the court that it is believed that the plan is for the family of the former deputy Senate president to use the organ from the boy on their daughter who needs a kidney transplant.
The prosecutors made the submissions at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom, where Ekweremadu and his wife were arraigned over an attempt to harvest of organs of a minor
Identity of child Ekweremadu took to UK for organ harvesting revealed
The report shows that former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, took a homeless boy to the UK.
The purpose of doing this is reportedly to harvest the organs of the boy who was picked from the street of Lagos by the lawmaker.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker and his wife, Beatrice have been remanded by the Uxbridge Magistrate court in the UK.
UK magistrate court denies Ekweremadu and his wife bail
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Uxbridge Magistrate court has denied Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, bail following their arrest.
The lawmaker was arrested and charged to court alongside his wife for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
According to Arise TV, Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu both appear at Uxbridge Magistrate Court on charges relating to the conspiracy of human trafficking for organ harvesting.