…This Is Scary, Aisha Yesufu Reacts
The Metropolitan Police in London has arrested a former Nigerian Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
They are in police custody for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child.
The child has been taken into protective custody, reports Sky News.
The Police said that they have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting,” the statement reads.
“Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support.
“As criminal proceedings are now under way we will not be providing further details.”
Meanwhile, a socio-economic activist, Aisha Yesufu, has reacted to reports making the rounds that two Nigerians were arrested in the United Kingdom over alleged organ harvesting.
Reacting, Aisha Yesufu, in a tweet on her official Twitter handle expressed fear over the development.
According to her, such cases may have been happening in the country as people keep going missing.
“How many missing people are related to organ harvesting? How many such cases have been happening in countries where they do not care and corruption is rife? How many are even happening here! This is scary,” she tweeted.
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Israel Adesanya Beats Jared Cannonier To Retain UFC Middleweight Title
Israel Adesanya defeated Jarred Cannonier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) to retain the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya fought against middleweight contender Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas Sunday morning.
Since making his debut in 2018, ‘The Last Stylebender’ has looked better each time he’s stepped into the Octagon and is still undefeated in the middleweight. He first captured the interim title in the Fight of The Year winner against Kelvin Gastelum in 2019.
‘Izzy’ then defeated Robert Whittaker and unified the titles that same year.
He has successfully defended his title four times since then. On an otherwise perfect record for Adesanya (22-1), his only loss was during his unsuccessful step up to light heavyweight, losing to then-champion Jan Blachowicz.
On Sunday, the Nigerian-born New Zealander successfully defended his middleweight title for the fifth time.
While Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker in February for the second time to retain his middleweight strap, Cannonier knocked out Derek Brunson in the second round in February to become the weight’s No.1contender.
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Ekiti Election: INEC Calls For Speedy Prosecution Of Arrested ‘Vote-Buyers’
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday called for the quick prosecution of all those arrested for vote-buying during the Ekiti State governorship election.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the call during a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Election Security in Abuja.
He said he was satisfied with the conduct of security agencies during the election, and that the speedy prosecution of culprits of vote-buying will serve as a deterrent for others.
“Vote busying remains a major area of concern. We appreciate the role played by anti-corruption and security agencies,” he said.
“We are working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ensure the prosecution of persons arrested in the Ekiti governorship election.”
The INEC Chairman also highlighted the commission’s activities lined up for the forthcoming Osun State scheduled for July 16.
According to him, INEC is committed to the conduct of pre-election activities to perfect the Osun polls.
“The Commission is deploying a readiness assessment team to Osun State next week to assess our preparations. We will visit some of our local government offices in the state, hold meetings with our staff, we will also observe the mock accreditation of voters in some polling units across the three senatorial districts in the state,” the INEC Chairman added.
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Let Me Go, I Hate Playing In Europa League, Ronaldo Tells Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Manchester United to let him leave should they receive a satisfactory offer this summer, the UK Times reports.
The 37-year-old’s decision is driven by his desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career.
Ronaldo has featured in Europe’s top tier club competition for the last 19 consecutive seasons since he left Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
The Portugal captain has made 183 appearances in the Champions League, notching 140 goals and providing 42 assists.
Ronaldo has never played in the Europa League, in which the Red Devils will feature this season, after they could only finish sixth in the Premier League.
According to Ronaldo, he has “three or four years” left at the highest level.
The player has been linked with Chelsea and Bayern Munich in recent weeks.
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