A top Nigerian senator and his wife have been identified as the couple who have been charged with conspiring to transport a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.
Ike Ekweremadu’s spokesperson confirmed to BBC Igbo that the senator had been charged in the UK over the case.
The 60-year-old lawyer and politician has been a senator since 2003 and belongs to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He served three terms as Nigeria’s deputy president of the Senate from 2007 to 2019.
His wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, is expected to make an appearance with him later at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the UK.