A Nigerian politician has been charged with allegedly plotting to harvest the organs of a child in the UK.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

They are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court, the Metropolitan Police said.

The child - whose age is unknown - has been taken into care.

Organ harvesting involves removing parts of the body, often for commercial gain and against the will of the victim.