Reactions have trailed the reports on Thursday of the arrest of two prominent Nigerians charged by the Metropolitan Police with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs.
In a statement on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that the pair conspired to facilitate the travel of a child to the county in order to harvest the minor’s organ.
According to the police, the pair have been charged to court following an investigation by its special crime team.
The police added that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
It, however, added that the child has been taken into protective custody.
Following the disclosure, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to share their views about the development.
While some expressed shock, others said nothing can be put past Nigerian politicians and called for a greater investigation, pointing out that more sordid details may be exposed by investigating the matter.
Others who expressed their views also linked it with the killings and other crimes currently prevalent in the southeast while some others said it is a repercussion for his verbal attack against Peter Obi.
See some reactions.
Following this Ike Ekweremadu stinker, one can only imagine the depth of dastardly acts these politicians perpetrate.
— Samo Agbero (@Vader_Wildcard) June 23, 2022
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were remanded by the Metropolitan Police UK for conspiring to bring a child to the UK for organ harvesting!!!
This is a NIGERIAN SENATOR for crying out loud.
What sort of wickedness is this???
What does he want that he doesn't already have???
— SportsDokita (Odogwu ☝️) (@Sports_Doctor2) June 23, 2022
Ike Ekweremadu with all the money he has gotten from Nigeria still got involved in organ trafficking. It means one thing, these politicians are greedy, they’re money drunk and they would do anything to get money even if it means taking the lives of those they promised to serve 😞
— Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) June 23, 2022
The Ike Ekweremadu who promised PDP my vote and the votes of all South Easterners might actually be in jail when the election will hold in Nigeria.
— Nedu Ekeke #LekkiMassacre (@Nedunaija) June 23, 2022
I don't even know how to process this Ike Ekweremadu news, it's both unbelievably shocking and wicked.
Organ harvesting is next level wickedness.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) June 23, 2022
When David Hundeyin uncovered about underground organ harvesting market, some of you insulted him because he was pointing fingers to some politicians, now Ike Ekweremadu own don show. UK should throw them inside forever jail.
— Ada Idemmili OGBANJE 👨👩👦 Labour party (@adaigbo_2022) June 23, 2022
UK police have arrested Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife for alleged organ trafficking.
Well, the good news is they were caught in UK, not in Nigeria. So if guilty, they will face the wrath of the law!
— ERomZ #FreeEromz #EndSARS (@simplyEromz) June 23, 2022
First it was Fr Mbaka ,now Ike Ekweremadu. Who's next??
Peter Obi's movement is a divine mandate y'all, go against it and get axed…Don't play yourself!!
— Nwabueze Ònye Dot Snr, MPH 👑 (@Dukeofmbaise) June 23, 2022
If convicted, Ike Ekweremadu won't even be in Nigeria during the 2023 general election.
One down. Who is fighting Peter Obi again?
— Kadosh! (@Dopicah) June 23, 2022
Ike Ekweremadu yesterday was dishing out orders that all Igbos must vote for PDP in 2023 presidential election and not Peter Obi.
Today the U K police arrested him on the charges of organ trafficking. If he is convicted he will be imprison for a very long time…… pic.twitter.com/HWrzOu16R9
— Samson Famous (@SamsonFamous4) June 23, 2022
When Ini’s Umoren death happened (RIP), David Hundeyin uncovered a story about how top politicians are involved in organ trafficking… Nobody debunked the news, no justice for Ini yet, almost everyone forgot about the investigations…… Now this news about Ike Ekweremadu https://t.co/jvlwBAWDBX
— Cruise Mistress 🦅🐺💰 (@dat_deltagirl) June 23, 2022
Lmao people being proper shocked at that news of Ike Ekweremadu and his wife have too much faith in Nigerian politicians.
Whatever they say a Nigerian politician did, he did that shit and if they investigate properly, so much more.
— Chief. (@BadmanSophss) June 23, 2022
Hearing news of Ike Ekweremadu involved in an alleged organ trafficking reminds me of Hiny Umoren. The young lady who went to look for a Job. There’s obviously an Organ trafficking cartel controlled by top politicians in the country. They’re stealing our money & still killing us
— Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) June 23, 2022
Ike Ekweremadu trafficking a child for organ harvest is the worse crime on earth, this will show how evil they & the reason we the new generation can never allow these criminals to be part of Biafra restoration. They will fight to remain in Nigeria where their crimes are covered
— Simon Ekpa (@simon_ekpa) June 23, 2022
This exposition of organ harvesting and human trafficking allegations on Sen Ike Ekweremadu and his wife could possibly open the pandora box to the spate of kidnappings in the east.
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) June 23, 2022
The kidnappings and killings in the southeast should be investigated.
The story of Ike Ekweremadu and Beatrice Ekweremadu harvesting organs and selling them in the UK reveals a lot.
I can talk of two individuals I know in the southeast that got kidnapped. No word from the
— Everest (@novieverest) June 23, 2022
With this Ike Ekweremadu’s news, it’s like Peter Obi is truly a “rock of offense” and anyone who falls on him will be shattered. Coming days will be interesting.
— Guy (@Yourplugforlife) June 23, 2022
Mbaka attacked Peter Obi and lost his Adoration Ground
Wike attacked Peter Obi and lost the Primaries
Ike Ekweremadu attacked Peter Obi and got arrested for Organ Trafficking in the UK.
It seems this Peter Obi movement has become spiritual. 😹😹#PeterObi2023 #PeterObi4President
— NK£M #PeterObi2023 (@Nkemchor_) June 23, 2022
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife have been charged with conspiring to bring child to UK to harvest organs, same clown was castigating Peter Obi yesterday, I love that he was caught in UK, he’ll face the law, not every place is as lawless as Nigeria.
— OTUNBA 🇨🇦 (@ManLikeIcey) June 23, 2022
You see how Igbo people are celebrating the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu? You would even wonder if he's Igbo. Igbos banish evil people not support them.
Igbos don't play ethnic politics and that's why the SE never supported any Igbo presidential candidate until Peter Obi came.
— Eko L'omo (@escobless) June 23, 2022
From my Google searches, Nigeria’s former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu could be in big trouble. The official release pointedly didn’t mention his background but the profile of the woman and that of the man match that of the politician.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 23, 2022
That the former deputy senate president might be involved in organ trafficking is shocking…
Who else is? What will push humans to such levels of wickedness.
The same Ike Ekweremadu?
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) June 23, 2022
Per allegations, it's either Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, or one of their children has a medical condition and they brought another person's child into the UK to harvest their organs and use them. Whatever it is, this is so shocking. The UK doesn't play with children.
— Dr Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 23, 2022