UK Court on Thursday denied former Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and wife Beatrice bail in the criminal charges of illegal organ harvesting filed against them.
Sources say the duo are accused of trafficking a homeless Lagos minor of 15 years to the UK for organ donation.
The case was subsequently adjourned until July 7.
The arrest was announced by the London Metropolitan Police on Thursday, with officials saying the couple would be charged promptly before a court in Uxbridge.
Mr Ekweremadu appeared before a magistrate on Thursday afternoon and was denied bail. The case was subsequently adjourned until July 7, after the child involved was identified as a homeless 15-year-old from Lagos, Arise TV reported.
Uche Anichukwu, a spokesman for Mr Ekweremadu, confirmed that his principal had been held in the UK.