Man and woman charged with conspiracy to bring child to UK to ‘harvest organs’

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They are charged with “conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting”, the Met Police said.

A man and a woman have been charged with attempting to bring a child into the UK in order to harvest organs, the Met Police has said.

Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

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 A man and a woman have been charged with attempting to bring a child into the UK in order to harvest organs, the Met Police has said. Photo: Getty A man and a woman have been charged with attempting to bring a child into the UK in order to harvest organs, the Met Police has said. Photo: Getty
A man and a woman have been charged with attempting to bring a child into the UK in order to harvest organs, the Met Police has said. Photo: Getty | Getty Images

And Ike Ekweremadu, 60, also of Nigeria is charged with the same offence.

The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist crime team.

Both have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today (Thursday, June 23).

A Met Police spokesperson said: “The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.

“As criminal proceedings are now under way we will not be providing further details.”