Organ harvesting: 15 Amazing things to know about Ike Ekweremadu

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Organ harvesting: 15 Amazing things to know about Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president, and his wife Beatrice are at the center of a maelstrom after being detained by the UK Police on Thursday June 23, 2022 for allegedly trafficking children and harvesting their organs.

Ekweremadu recently came under fire from social media users for declaring that the South-East area will not support Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) 2023 presidential candidate.

Here are 15 Amazing things to know about Ike Ekweremadu

  1. He has spent over 19 years in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
  2. He was the Deputy Senate President for three consecutive terms (sixth, seventh and eighth) under David Mark and Bukola Saraki, respectively.
  3. In June, he withdrew from the 2023 governorship race in Enugu State after failing to clinch the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
  4. Ike Ekweremadu, born on May 12 at Amachara Mpu in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, is also a lawyer and a staunch member of PDP.
  5. He holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in law from the University of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.
  6. He was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Aninri Local Government Council on the platform of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1997 and won the Best Council Chairman of the year, in 1997.
  7. Ike Ekweremadu was appointed Chief of Staff to Enugu in 1999 and served in that capacity till 2001. He was later appointed as Secretary to Enugu State Government in 2001 and served till 2002.
  8. He was elected First Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament and emerged the Speaker of the regional parliament in August 2011.
  9. On February 23, 2019, Ike Ekweremadu was re-elected as senator representing the Enugu West senatorial district for the fifth consecutive time.
  10. On August 17, 2019, while attending the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organized by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg, Ekweremadu became the victim of a violent attack when members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stormed the venue of the event and began to question Ekweremadu about the killings of Igbos when the army staged the Operation Crocodile Smile and Python Dance.
  11. Ekweremadu has to his credit several awards, honours and traditional titles. He was inducted as a Knight of the Order of the Good Shepherd, Diocese of Enugu (Anglican Communion); Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award; Doctor of Laws, LLD,(Honoris Causa), University of Uyo, etc.
  12. Traditionally, he has been conferred with the Ochiagha Ndigbo (Generalissimo of Igboland) by Eze Nri, the custodian of Igbo culture and tradition; the Ikeoha Ndigbo (Pride and Strength of Ndigbo) by the South East Council of Traditional Rulers, etc. Ekweremadu holds the national honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).
  13. Although not much is known about Ekweremadu’s wife, she has kept a silent profile despite her husband’s long stay in politics.
  14. Lady Nwanneka’s marriage to Ike is blessed with four children.
  15. The couple are in the news especially on the international radar. They have been arrested and charged to court for bringing a child to the UK for .

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The pair was charged to court on Thursday following an investigation by the police’s specialised crime unit, according to a statement from the confirming the arrests.

The inquiry was started, according to the police, after investigators were made aware of possible violations of the modern slavery statute in May 2022.

Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66), of Nigeria, is accused of conspiring to set up or aid another person’s travel with the intention of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62), of Nigeria is accused of conspiring to set up or aid another person’s travel with the intention of exploitation, specifically organ harvesting.

The statement reads, “They have both been remanded in jail and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

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