Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London has detained a former Deputy Senate President Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

Ekweremadus were arrested for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, both from Nigeria , have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court (pictured) later today

Sky News reports that the child has been taken into protective custody.

The media organisation reported: “Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.

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“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

In 2017 a former Nigerian government minister claimed that migrants from his country were having their organs harvested after being sold into slavery.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a onetime aviation minister in Nigeria, claimed that 75 per cent of slaves who have their organs harvested in North Africa are from his country.