Man and woman charged with conspiring to bring child to the UK to harvest organs, Met Police say
23 June 2022, 10:01 | Updated: 23 June 2022, 14:18
Two people have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court today.
Charges were brought against the pair, who are from Nigeria, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime team.
A child has now been safeguarded.
The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
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