Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu have been arrested on charges of plotting to bring a child to the United Kingdom for the purposes of organ harvesting.

The 60-year-old Nigerian man and his wife have been held in jail, according to the Metropolitan Police, and will be tried at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later on June 23, 2022.

According to reports, an investigation was started after detectives suspected possible violations of the modern slavery act last month.

A statement by metropolitan police reads:

“A woman and a man were accused today for attempting to arrange for a kid to enter the UK so that their organs could be harvested.

The Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime squad conducted an investigation that led to the charges.”

 [A] Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66), of Nigeria, is accused of conspiring to arrange or enable the flight of another person with the intent to exploit them, namely for the purpose of harvesting their organs.

[B] Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62), of Nigeria, is charged with conspiring to arrange or aid the flight of another person with the intention of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.

 Both of them have been remanded in custody and will be on trial later today at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.

“The investigation was started when detectives received a tip in May 2022 about possible violations of the modern slavery legislation.

We have successfully saved a child, and in order to continue helping, we are working closely with our partners.

Due to ongoing criminal processes, we won’t be providing any additional information.

The Ekweremadus had not yet responded to the news of organ trafficking at the time this story was filed.