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NIMC : COURT ORDERS UKPO’S BIODATA RELEASE TO EKWEREMADU

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the National Identity Management Commission and others to release the certified true copy of David Ukpo’s biodata to former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling following an originating summon marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022, moved by Ekweremadu’s counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN.

It would be recalled that Ekweremadu and his wife had, in the application dated and filed on June 27 by Awomolo, sued NIMC and four others.

Others mentioned in the suit are the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service; Stanbic-IBTC Bank; United Bank of Africa and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc as 2nd to 5th respondents respectively.

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It was gathered that the couple were, on June 23, remanded in the UK police custody, after they were arraigned before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy to facilitate the travel of David Ukpo, suspected to be minor, for organ harvesting.

They, however, denied the allegations and the court adjourned till July 7 for a hearing.

Ekweremadu also appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday where he was denied bail.

 

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