Details on why former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu were arrested have emerged.
Ekweremadu and his wife allegedly planned to bring in a child from Nigeria for organ harvesting.
Recall that the Metropolitan Police had said the couple were charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
However, Daily Mail reports that the couple who appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday, hoped to transplant the boy’s organs to their daughter who suffers from kidney failure.
The newspaper said the court heard that the couple were arrested on Tuesday at the Heathrow Airport as they attempted to board a plane to Turkey where it was suggested that the procedure could take place.
Ekweremadu is said to have had £20,000 on him at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.
The couple have been remanded in custody and the case adjourned until July 7.