Ex Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu Takes NIMC, NIS To Court Over Alleged Organ Harvesting

Date: 27-06-2022 8:31 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 27-06-2022 08:31 PM (1 month ago)

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have sued the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and others over controversy surrounding David Ukpo’s real age.

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

Recall that Ekweremadu and his wife were, on Thursday, remanded in the UK police custody, after they were tried before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy to facilitate the travel of Ukpo, alleged to be a minor, for organ harvesting.

The couple, however, denied the allegations and the court adjourned till July 7 for hearing.

But in an originating summon marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022, dated and filed June 27 by their counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, before Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, the Ekweremadus asked the court for an order directing the NIMC to supply them with the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the biodata information of David Nwamini Ukpo.

The applicants said Ukpo’s National Identification Number (NIN):19438077110, which is in the possession of the agency, should be produced for the purpose of facilitating the criminal investigation and tendering same to establish their innocence with respect to Ukpo’s age in the criminal charges against them before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court.

They also sought an order directing the NIS C-G to supply the applicants with the documents and application form of David Nwamini Ukpo in the possession of the 2nd respondent presented for the issuance of International passport No. BO0569974 for the purpose of assisting criminal investigation and issuing same before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court, UK until July 7 in the alleged criminal charge brought against the applicants.

The lawyer noted that documents being sought to be handed over to the applicants will support the applicants in their defence and establish their innocence of the charges in the interest of justice.

Also, Bright Ekweremadu, the elder brother of the lawmaker, in the affidavit deposed to, said Ukpo informed the couple that he was 21 years old, having been born in the year 2000 and was ready to help Sonia.

Justice Ekwo fixed July 1 for hearing of the matter.

Posted: at 27-06-2022 08:31 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 27-06-2022 09:35 PM (1 month ago)
you better face your warrant for the UK and get yourself out of this mess... na Buhari u won dey tackle  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-06-2022 09:35 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- joromy at 27-06-2022 11:02 PM (1 month ago)
Waiting come concerns Nigerians With the matter when You get with UK Government.
Posted: at 27-06-2022 11:02 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Goldtime at 28-06-2022 12:38 AM (1 month ago)
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Mr. I understand how it feels to be incarcerated even for a day .Prison aint a luxury place .I’m not happy of your adversity neither did I find it welcoming .,despite all your cries after the spilled milk ,I would have expected you to have done it more legally and rightfully but your inability to do right can be attributed to how you guys runs the services to the nation .Ineffective and lack of adequate sense of planning landed you in trouble and that’s y’all Nigerian politician hallmark .Hidding under the tip of your index finger won’t guarantee you safety .Next time ne transparent,be honest , do adequate planning and be more matured .Our dear childish deputy senate president.Awon olodo !
Posted: at 28-06-2022 12:38 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac