Ekweremadu: Court orders NIMC to submit David Ukpo’s Bio-data
Salihu Ali, Abuja
Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja Nigeria has ordered the National Identification Management Commission NIMC to immediately release bio-data of David Ukpo to Nigeria’s Attorney General for onward transmission to the United Kingdom Court.
It would be recalled that David Ukpo accused the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, of sponsoring his trip abroad for the purpose of harvesting his organ, to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.
The court issued the order following a request by the Commission and in response to the request of the detained former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu to defend himself in a London court.
Although the court had on July 1 issued an order for the four respondents sued by Ekweremadu to release details of David Ukpo to him and his detained wife, Beatrice, NIMC did not obey the order.
At Wednesday proceedings, NIMC represented by Mr Muazu Mohammed informed Justice Ekwo that his client could not obey the order of the Court because it was not served with hearing notice before the order was issued against it.
Mohammed, who had earlier asked for revocation of the order later amended his motion on notice.
In place of revocation of the order, the counsel requested that his client be directed to submit information on David Ukpo to the AGF instead of Ekweremadu for onward transmission to the United Kingdom Court detaining the Nigerian Senator.
The request was not opposed by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, Ekweremadu’s lawyer.
Justice Ekwo subsequently granted the request and ordered NIMC to submit the Bio data to the AGF for onward transmission to London Court.