Despite Organ Harvest Accusations, Peter Obi Pledges Support For Ekweremadu, Family


Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has offered support and prayers to the family of Ike Ekweremadu, the former Deputy Senate President.

This came in the wake of allegations of organ harvest which led to the arrest of Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, by the UK Police.

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Peter Obi had tweeted on Friday, June 24;

My family and I are with the Ekweremadu’s over their travail. We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done. -PO

According to the Metropolitan Police, Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested and charged with bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.

The child, whose identity was not disclosed, is reportedly with the Metropolitan Police, while the Ekweremadu and his wife are currently in custody, pending when they would be arraigned at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later.

The Met said the child has been safeguarded. Scotland Yard has not given the gender or the age  of the child – or the location of the arrests.

But given the suspects are appearing in court in Uxbridge, it is likely they were held at the nearby Heathrow Airport.

Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for cash and against the victim’s will.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.

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