Nigerian politician has been charged with allegedly plotting to reap the organs of a kid within the UK.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to rearrange and/or facilitate journey of one other individual with a view to exploitation.
They’re resulting from seem at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court docket on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police mentioned.
The kid – whose age is unknown – has been taken into care.
Organ harvesting entails eradicating elements of the physique, usually for business achieve and in opposition to the desire of the sufferer.
The politician was lately made a visiting professor on the College of Lincoln.
A spokesman mentioned: “Visiting professors are sometimes, as is on this case, non-resident on the college, unpaid and advisory.
“We’re deeply involved in regards to the nature of those allegations however as that is an lively police investigation, we can’t remark additional at this stage.”