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Ekweremadu, wife sue NIMC, Immigration, demands biodata of organ donor

By Dennis Erezi
28 June 2022   |   11:04 am
Nigeria's former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have sued the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), and two commercial banks in a Federal High Court in Abuja. The duo filed the suit before Justice Inyang Ekwo amid an allegation of organ harvesting against them by the United Kingdom…

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu presiding over plenary in January 2019.

Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have sued the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), and two commercial banks in a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The duo filed the suit before Justice Inyang Ekwo amid an allegation of organ harvesting against them by the United Kingdom authorities, involving one David Nwamini.

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Ekweremadu and his wife filed an originating summon through their counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Adegboyega Awomolo, at the court in Abuja.

They prayed the court for an order directing the NIMC to bring out the Certified True Copy of the biodata of David Ukpo Nwamini.

Awomolo who gave 20 grounds said Nwamini’s National Identification Number, which is in the possession of the NIMC, should be produced for the purpose of facilitating the criminal investigation and tendering same to establish his client’s innocence.

He also sought an order directing the Comptroller General of NIS to provide them with the documents and application form which Nwamini presented to obtain his international passport, for the purpose of assisting the criminal investigation and tendering same before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the UK.

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The lawyer also prayed the court for an order directing Stanbic IBTC Bank and UBA to provide the Certified True Copy of mandate card and account opening package in their custody.

He informed the court that the application was brought pursuant to Order 3, Rule 1 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2019, Sections 6 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Justice Ekwo has fixed July 1 for the hearing of the matter.

UK Metropolitan police arrested Ekweremadu and his wife over conspiracy to harvest organs of a minor.

Metropolitan police in a statement confirmed that the couple was charged with conspiring to arrange to bring a child to the UK to harvest organs in their home country, Nigeria.

Ekweremadu and Beatrice appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and were denied bail.

The case has been adjourned to July 7th while Ekweremadu and his wife are remanded in prison.