Organ Harvesting: Ekweremadu, Wife Sue NIMC, Immigration, and Others

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

The complaint was filed before Justice Inyang Ekwo in response to allegations of organ harvesting leveled against them by UK authorities, including one David Nwamini.

Recall that Senator Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested by the London Metropolitan Police on suspicion of planning to bring a child to the UK for organ harvesting.

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The couple then appeared in front of a UK court, which ruled that they be held in jail until July 7, while investigations into the claims against them continue.

According to a report by Channels TV, Senator Ekweremadu and his wife filed an originating summons at the Abuja High Court through their attorney and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Adegboyega Awomolo.

They asked the court to issue an order requiring the NIMC to produce the Certified True Copy of David Ukpo Nwamini’s biodata.

Awomolo stated that Nwamini’s National Identification Number, which is in the custody of the NIMC, should be produced in order to facilitate the criminal investigation and to show his client’s innocence.

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

The lawyer further requested that the court issue an injunction requiring Stanbic IBTC Bank and UBA to disclose the Certified True Copy of the mandate card and account opening package in their possession.

He explained to the court that the application was made in accordance with Order 3, Rule 1 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2019, Sections 6 and 36 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, and that the Federal High Court was the venue for the hearing (as amended).

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The matter is schedule to be heard on July 1 according to Justice Ekwo.

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