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Court Asks NIMC To Release David Ukpo’s Biodata To Ekweremadu

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and other parties have been ordered by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to give the certified true copy (CTC) of David Ukpo’s biodata to former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The decision was made on Friday as a result of an originating summons with the filing number FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022 that was made by Mr. Ekweremadu’s attorney, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN

In the application dated and submitted on June 27 by Mr. Awomolo, Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife had sued NIMC and four other parties.

The Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Stanbic-IBTC Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc are also cited in the lawsuit as the second through fifth respondents, respectively.

The appeal comes after the couple was detained on June 23 in the UK on suspicion of plotting to unlawfully harvest the organ of the allegedly minor David. After being denied bail, the UK police were subsequently charged and appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court last Thursday.

However, they refuted the accusations, and the court continued the case until July 7.

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However, in the original summons, the defendants were asked to give the duo access to the CTC of Ukpo’s biodata information that was in their possession for the purpose of facilitating the criminal investigation and providing it to prove their innocence with regard to David’s age in the criminal charges brought against them in front of the Uxbridge Magistrate Court.

When the case was called, Mr. Awomolo informed the judge that a request had been made to have the name of the fifth defendant (Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc) struck from the record. Justice Ekwo granted the request.

The senior attorney informed the court that all defendants had received notice of the court’s proceedings.

When Justice Ekwo asked the fourth defendant’s (United Bank of Africa) attorney G. O. Maduka if they had been served, he replied in the affirmative.

He claimed that after going through their motions regarding notice; we felt as though we had no response.

Mr. Awomolo, who is introducing his motion, said that an affidavit and a written address backed the application, which was dated and filed on June 27.

“I respectfully adopted all the processes, my lord,” he said.

However, Mr. Awomolo drew the court’s attention to letters the defendants had written, stating that “they will not be able to answer to their request” unless the court grants his client’s application.

The judge issued a brief judgement in which she stated, “I make an order granting the prayers,” after concluding that the defendants had been served and reviewing the application’s averments.

(NAN)

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and other parties have been ordered by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to give the certified true copy (CTC) of David Ukpo’s biodata to former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The decision was made on Friday as a result of an originating summons with the filing number FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022 that was made by Mr. Ekweremadu’s attorney, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN

In the application dated and submitted on June 27 by Mr. Awomolo, Mr. Ekweremadu and his wife had sued NIMC and four other parties.

The Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Stanbic-IBTC Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc are also cited in the lawsuit as the second through fifth respondents, respectively.

The appeal comes after the couple was detained on June 23 in the UK on suspicion of plotting to unlawfully harvest the organ of the allegedly minor David. After being denied bail, the UK police were subsequently charged and appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court last Thursday.

However, they refuted the accusations, and the court continued the case until July 7.

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However, in the original summons, the defendants were asked to give the duo access to the CTC of Ukpo’s biodata information that was in their possession for the purpose of facilitating the criminal investigation and providing it to prove their innocence with regard to David’s age in the criminal charges brought against them in front of the Uxbridge Magistrate Court.

When the case was called, Mr. Awomolo informed the judge that a request had been made to have the name of the fifth defendant (Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc) struck from the record. Justice Ekwo granted the request.

The senior attorney informed the court that all defendants had received notice of the court’s proceedings.

When Justice Ekwo asked the fourth defendant’s (United Bank of Africa) attorney G. O. Maduka if they had been served, he replied in the affirmative.

He claimed that after going through their motions regarding notice; we felt as though we had no response.

Mr. Awomolo, who is introducing his motion, said that an affidavit and a written address backed the application, which was dated and filed on June 27.

“I respectfully adopted all the processes, my lord,” he said.

However, Mr. Awomolo drew the court’s attention to letters the defendants had written, stating that “they will not be able to answer to their request” unless the court grants his client’s application.

The judge issued a brief judgement in which she stated, “I make an order granting the prayers,” after concluding that the defendants had been served and reviewing the application’s averments.

(NAN)

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