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Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by gaetano: 6:56pm On Jun 23, 2022

Nigerian senator and wife 'plotted to traffic homeless 15-year-old boy to the UK and harvest his organs to give to their daughter who has kidney failure before being arrested at Heathrow with £20,000 in cash,' court hears

* Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, are both from Nigeria

* Mr Ekweremadu is a People's Democratic Party politician from African country

* He was once Deputy President of nation's senate and is a principle in a law firm

* His wife is an academic and doctor in Abuja. Couple were visiting the UK in June

* Child alleged to have been trafficked for organs is now safe with the police



A Nigerian senator and his wife have today appeared in court accused of plotting to traffic a homeless child into the UK in order to harvest his organs.

Ike Ekweremadu, a People's Democratic Party politician for 19 years who was once Deputy President of the nation's senate, and Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu are accused of trying to traffic the 15-year-old to the UK from Lagos

The court heard the couple, who have four children and a house in Willesden, North London, hoped to transplant the boy's organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure.

Police were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery laws last month.

They arrested the couple two days ago at Heathrow Airport as they attempted to board a plane to Turkey - where it was suggested that the procedure could take place - the court heard.

Ekweremadu, 60, is said to have had £20,000 on him on at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.

The child is now under the care of safeguarding authorities and the Metropolitan Police, officials say.

Ekweremadu and accountant wife Beatrice, 55, are charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

The senator was wearing a grey sweater while his wife was wearing a black and white knitted cardigan at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today

Prosecutor Damla Ayas said: ‘It is conspiracy in relation to human trafficking offences for the purposes of organ harvesting. The victim in this case is 15 years old

‘They the couple were interviewed at the police station. Both of the defendants have provided a prepared statement.

‘Mr Ekweremadu in his prepared statement denied allegations of human trafficking.

‘He said at no stage has he arranged transport for anyone with intention to exploit them.’

His wife similarly denied the allegations in her prepared statement, the court heard.

Gavin Irwin, representing Ekweremadu, said: ‘There is no question this is a serious allegation. Mr Ekweremadu is a member of the senate in Nigeria.

'He has previously held an even more senior role as deputy president of the senate.

‘He is a member of the bar in Nigeria. He is a principal in a law firm that bears his name.

‘Those issues taken together go way beyond him being a person of good character…rather that he has led a blameless life as a public servant.’

Mr Irwin added that the allegations were ‘nothing short of preposterous’.

Antonia Gray, for Mrs Ekweremadu, said: ‘She has never been complicit or involved in any alleged illegal trafficking of any young person.

‘She is a financial accountant…with an unblemished record.’

The couple have an address they could stay at in Willesden, northwest London, the court heard.

The prosecutor made an application to adjourn matters for 14 days.

Ms Ayas said: ‘In respect of these offences Attorney General consent is required and the Crown require 14 days for that to be obtained.’

Magistrate Lois Sheard said: ‘These are serious allegations and these matters are now adjourned until 7 July back here at Uxbridge.’

Ms Sheard remanded both defendants into custody ahead of their hearing next month.

The Ekweremadus are charged with 'conspiring to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation....between 1 August 2021 and 5 May 2022 within the jurisdiction of Central Criminal Court'.

The investigation was launched by the Met's Specialist Crime team after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

The Met Police has confirmed that the boy is safe and being looked after. Mr Ekweremadu was held with Nwanneka Ekweremadu in Britain this month.


Mr Ekweremadu has been an elected senator at the Abuja-based parliament since 2003 after moving into politics after years as a lawyer.

His wife, five years his junior, is an academic and doctor and also a major public figure in Nigeria. They are believed to have four adult children.

The Metropolitan Police has said the child, who is under the age of 18, at the centre of the alleged plot is in care.

Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for cash and against the victim's will.

Ekweremadu has been in the UK for at least the past fortnight having met with members of the Nigerian community in Britain in Lincoln around ten days ago.

He tweeted: 'It was a pleasure and an honour to receive a letter of appointment by the University of Lincoln, UK, as Visiting Professor of Corporate and International Linkages. I also got a highly treasured gift - a copy of the Magna Carta. It was created in 1215, about 807 years ago'.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
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.

The Cambridge University-educated lawyer added that the victims have their 'bodies mutilated' and are 'roasted like suya [shish kebabs]'. He went on: 'Roasted alive! This is what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe.

' They sell them into slavery and either murder, mutilate, torture or work them to death.'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10946543/amp/Nigerian-senate-wife-plotted-traffic-homeless-boy-15-UK-harvest-organs.html

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by shigishege: 6:59pm On Jun 23, 2022
The organ harvesters

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by VoteTinubu2023: 7:00pm On Jun 23, 2022
https://dailytrust.com/beaten-in-germany-accused-of-forgery-four-moments-ekweremadu-made-headlines-for-bad-reasons

Certificate forgery.
7.75 billion naira fraud.
Human trafficking.
Organ trafficking.

Yet. Despite all these allegations, he keeps getting re-elected to the Senate since 2003 by his constituents. These same set of people will be quick to point fingers to other sections of the country calling them "poor" "impoverished" "vote sellers" "ignorants" "illiterates".

They are all over Twitter chest-beating ignorantly about how Ikweremadu is hated by the entire SE region. This same "hated" man was elected to Senate five good times. grin

I laugh and laugh. I just keep laughing.


Vote TINUBU 2023. Vote APC.

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by shigishege: 7:00pm On Jun 23, 2022
They are from biafra. So they are Biafrans

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Abdul05: 7:00pm On Jun 23, 2022

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Tunechi5(m): 7:02pm On Jun 23, 2022
Ok
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by HONESTFACT101(m): 7:03pm On Jun 23, 2022
Wahala for who open mouth curse "Obident" movement
But seriously this man could have found someone of the legal age but he needed a child he can use and dumpangry ......signing out✈

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by NobleAngell(f): 7:11pm On Jun 23, 2022
shigishege:
The organ harvesters
Not skull anymore?

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by gaetano: 7:12pm On Jun 23, 2022
A picture of him in police custody

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by rayvelez(m): 7:12pm On Jun 23, 2022
It is finished 20years would be nice.

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Paperwhite(m): 7:15pm On Jun 23, 2022
This is so incredible mehn. Serious gbege!

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Soulsymbol99: 7:18pm On Jun 23, 2022
Strong tinz jst dey do this man for sometime now. The last time was the beating he got @ Germany. He should appease the Gods grin

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by jlinkd78(m): 7:25pm On Jun 23, 2022
Noted
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by ashawopikin(m): 7:30pm On Jun 23, 2022
gaetano:
A picture of him in police custody
omo, uk metropolitan police no send your papa, if you like make u be senate president or president pikin, dem go humble you, you go dey hear " this way sir" before you know dem don put you inside cell

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by after4: 7:33pm On Jun 23, 2022
Which one of these crime is your lord, the king of agbado not guilty of, may be you should add drug baron to the list.



VoteTinubu2023:
https://dailytrust.com/beaten-in-germany-accused-of-forgery-four-moments-ekweremadu-made-headlines-for-bad-reasons

Certificate forgery.
7.75 billion naira fraud.
Human trafficking.
Organ trafficking.

Yet. Despite all these allegations, he keeps getting re-elected to the Senate since 2003 by his constituents. These same set of people will be quick to point fingers to other sections of the country calling them "poor" "impoverished" "vote sellers" "ignorants" "illiterates".

They are all over Twitter chest-beating ignorantly about how Ikweremadu is hated by the entire SE region. This same "hated" man was elected to Senate five good times. grin

I laugh and laugh. I just keep laughing.


Vote TINUBU 2023. Vote APC.

Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by chukwuemekafran(m): 7:41pm On Jun 23, 2022
Ekweremadu don pick his village people call

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by IamWonderful: 8:20pm On Jun 23, 2022
Ok
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Nobody: 8:35pm On Jun 23, 2022
Which kind news be this

Is the man wife a doctor or an accountant ?


Ekweremadu and accountant wife Beatrice, 55, are charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.


His wife is an academic and doctor in Abuja. Couple were visiting the UK in June

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Golan007: 9:04pm On Jun 23, 2022
Oh Biafla!


How Nigeria covereth thy shame.
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Buharidgeneral: 9:16pm On Jun 23, 2022
[quote author=thebosstrevor1 post=114094917]Which kind news be this

Is the man wife a doctor or an accountant ?


Ekweremadu and accountant wife Beatrice, 55, are charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.


His wife is an academic and doctor in Abuja. Couple were visiting the UK in June[/quote
I am also confused here.cut and paste blogger
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Oshodipikin: 9:36pm On Jun 23, 2022
A caterer once told us as fellow passengers in the bus I boarded from Abuja to Lagos that most of our politicians drink human blood and are deep in to rituals because they invite her to cook in their political outings. She said what she saw in one of the event made her gave her life to Christ after God spared her life from these wicked polithiefian ritualists.

If Ike Ekwerenmadu had kicked bucket yesterday, town cryers would have been crying that a good man gone too soon. His casket would have been hewn in gold and Bible inscribed like one corrupt baby senator from Kogi did for his deceased mother.

As God wan catch am, he went to commit his crime in a place where the law is a two edge sword, that knows no big man.

If na Naija, Inspector General of Police go don de share testimony of God's favour because Billion alerts go just the roar from his phone. Justices of the Appeal & Supreme courts sef go don de dance Buga because pepper don set... In the words of portable "o ti zeh". I recall the case of OAU student murdered in the Ile ife Hotel.

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by OneCandleAway(f): 9:38pm On Jun 23, 2022
Ok

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by DevilSignature: 9:53pm On Jun 23, 2022
wink
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Wisfem: 10:10pm On Jun 23, 2022
VoteTinubu2023:
https://dailytrust.com/beaten-in-germany-accused-of-forgery-four-moments-ekweremadu-made-headlines-for-bad-reasons

Certificate forgery.
7.75 billion naira fraud.
Human trafficking.
Organ trafficking.

Yet. Despite all these allegations, he keeps getting re-elected to the Senate since 2003 by his constituents. These same set of people will be quick to point fingers to other sections of the country calling them "poor" "impoverished" "vote sellers" "ignorants" "illiterates".

They are all over Twitter chest-beating ignorantly about how Ikweremadu is hated by the entire SE region. This same "hated" man was elected to Senate five good times. grin

I laugh and laugh. I just keep laughing.


Vote TINUBU 2023. Vote APC.





I forgive your father, His bones cracks in the grave now, You mean you have no destiny?? You can't be a born slave
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by abobote: 10:18pm On Jun 23, 2022
E don be for him, he should have source for it legally, since he has the money, rather than doing it Nigeria way

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Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Nobody: 10:25pm On Jun 23, 2022
Oshodipikin:
A caterer once told us as fellow passengers in the bus I boarded from Abuja to Lagos that most of our politicians drink human blood and are deep in to rituals because they invite her to cook in their political outings. She said what she saw in one of the event made her gave her life to Christ after God spared her life from these wicked polithiefian ritualists.

If Ike Ekwerenmadu had kicked bucket yesterday, town cryers would have been crying that a good man gone too soon. His casket would have been hewn in gold and Bible inscribed like one corrupt baby senator from Kogi did for his deceased mother.

As God wan catch am, he went to commit his crime in a place where the law is a two edge sword, that knows no big man.

If na Naija, Inspector General of Police go don de share testimony of God's favour because Billion alerts go just the roar from his phone. Justices of the Appeal & Supreme courts sef go don de dance Buga because pepper don set... In the words of portable "o ti zeh". I recall the case of OAU student murdered in the Ile ife Hotel.

Stop typing rubbish.
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by MrBachelor: 2:32am On Jun 24, 2022
He who God has blessed, no man can curse.

I am ruggedly Obidient.
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Devilagentcap: 2:33am On Jun 24, 2022
Bnmmm
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by jboycrb(m): 3:18am On Jun 24, 2022
thebosstrevor1:
Which kind news be this

Is the man wife a doctor or an accountant ?


Ekweremadu and accountant wife Beatrice, 55, are charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.




His wife is an academic and doctor in Abuja. Couple were visiting the UK in June

Phd
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by slimfit1(m): 3:23am On Jun 24, 2022
If God wants to bless you sometimes.
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by Oshodipikin: 7:09am On Jun 24, 2022
thebosstrevor1:


Stop typing rubbish.


Is organ harvesting your family stock in trade? Na question I de ask oh grin ... Stvpid pikin.
Re: Ekweremadu: Full Detail; Surgery Was To Take Place In Turkey by NaughtyBrainiac: 7:11am On Jun 24, 2022
Hmmm

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