Rather than releasing the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, on alleged organ harvesting plan, upon discovering that the alleged victim lied, the British Government has further charged a UK-based Nigerian doctor for being in conspiracy with the couple.
The Nigerian doctor named Obinna Obeta, has been charged over an alleged plot to harvest the kidney of a homeless Nigerian, for Senator Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, on Thursday.
Obinna Obeta, 50, appeared before the Bexley Magistrates’ Court, facing charges of conniving with the Ekweremadus to arrange for the travel of Ukpo Nwamini David (21) from Nigeria to the UK.
Charge 2 of the accusation alleges that Obeta conspired with Ekweremadu to arrange or facilitate the travel of the young man, with a view for him being exploited, namely organ harvesting, reports Daily Mail.
The State Online reports that the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police have arrested former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, for planning to harvest an organ of a child.
This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, June 23, 2022, by the Metropolitan Police, saying the couple have been charged to court following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team.
The police added that investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
The statement reads inter alia: “Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting,”
“Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“A ‘child’ has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support. As criminal proceedings are now under way, we will not be providing further details,” the statement said.
But suing the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), UBA, Stanbic-IBTC Bank; and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, to provide the biometric data of the alleged victim who claimed to be 15 years old, the defendants confirmed he was really 21, by his entries, meaning he lied to the UK authorities. Yet, UK prosecutors insist they stand by their prosecution, warranting Dr Obinna Obeta’s appearance before the Bexley Magistrates’ Court to face charges of conniving with the Ekweremadus to arrange for the travel of Ukpo Nwamini David (21) from Nigeria to the UK, instead of freeing the couple upon discovering that the victim lied to them./SHARE THIS