By Elohor Igbru
Is Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President and one of the most powerful politicians in Nigeria truly guilty of trafficking a minor to the United Kingdom with the purpose of harvesting the organ to save the life of his own daughter?
Is the alleged victim a minor? Is the alleged victim a girl and child of the Senator’s domestic servant?
These are multiple questions coming out of the scenario currently plaguing the home of the Senator who has been detained alongside his wife Beatrice by the London Metropolitan Police.
Recall that Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice were arrested by the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London according to Sky News, for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.
The ‘child’ according to the authorities was been taken into protective custody.
“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, were remanded in custody and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
However, new details showed that Ekweremadu informed the British High Commission about the purpose of the trip in a letter requesting for visa and the details of the operation.
According to a source, the alleged victim was not a domestic staff but a 21 year old man who on getting to the United Kingdom refused to return to Nigeria after he failed to be a match for Ekweremadu’s daughter.
” He went to report that he was trafficked to the UK for organ harvesting hoping that would grant him asylum in the UK,” the source said.