The child has been taken into care
A Nigerian politician has been charged with allegedly plotting to harvest the organs of a child in the UK.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.
They are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.
The child – whose age is unknown – has been taken into care.
Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for commercial gain and against the will of the victim.