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Court orders NIMC to release details of boy taken to UK by Ekweremadu in alleged organ trafficking

Senator Ekweremadu and wife
Senator Ekweremadu and wife

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to provide the certified details of the donor, David Ukpo.

Recall that the London Metropolitan Police arrested and charged Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife to court for allegedly bringing a child (Ukpo) to the UK for organ harvesting.

The UK authorities said the “child” had “been safeguarded”, while the police said their operatives “are working closely with partners on continued support”.

Although the London police said Ukpo is 15, his passport and bank verification number (BVN) show he is 21.

In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022 and filed on June 27 by Adegboyega Awomolo, counsel to the senator and his wife, before Inyang Ekwo, justice of a federal high court in Abuja, the Ekweremadus prayed the court for an order directing the NIMC to supply them with the certified true copy (CTC) of Ukpo’s biodata.

Written by Adekunle Biodun

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