The United Kingdom has given update on the arrest and trial of senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice.
The UK stated that the lawmaker and his wife will appear in a court in the UK later on Thursday, according to a report by the Guardian.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been formally charged with conspiracy to facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
They were taken into custody after an investigation by police, which had been alerted in May 2022 to potential offences under modern slavery legislation.
The Nigerian Senate, which Ekweremadu is still a member, said it will work with Nigeria’s High Commission in the UK to hire a lawyer for his defence.