NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
July 1, 2022 1:56 PM
A Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Nationwide Identification Administration Fee (NIMC) and others to launch the licensed true copy (CTC) of David Ukpo’s biodata to former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his spouse, Beatrice.
Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling following an originating summon marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022, moved by Ekweremadu’s counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN.
June 27, reported that Ekweremadu and spouse had, within the utility dated and filed on June 27 by Awomolo, sued NIMC and 4 others.
Others talked about within the go well with are the Comptroller Basic (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Stanbic-IBTC Financial institution; United Financial institution of Africa (UBA) and Nigeria Inter-Financial institution Settlement System Plc as 2nd to fifth respondents respectively.
NAN stories that the couple had been, on June 23, remanded within the UK police custody, after they had been arraigned earlier than the Uxbridge Justice of the Peace Courtroom for alleged conspiracy to facilitate the journey of David Ukpo, alleged to be a minor, for organ harvesting.
However within the originating summon, the duo prayed the court docket for an order directing all of the defendants to provide them with the CTC of Ukpo’s biodata data of their take care of the aim of facilitating the legal investigation and tendering identical to determine their innocence with respect to Ukpo’s age within the legal costs in opposition to them earlier than the Uxbridge Justice of the Peace Courtroom.
When the matter was referred to as, Awomolo knowledgeable the court docket that an utility had been filed, in search of the order hanging out the identify of the fifth defendant (Nigeria Inter-Financial institution Settlement System Plc) and Justice Ekwo granted the prayer.
The senior lawyer advised the court docket that every one the defendants had been served with the court docket processes.
no response to it.
Transferring his movement, Awomolo mentioned the applying dated and filed on June 27 was supported by an affidavit and a written handle.
“I respectfully adopted all of the processes my lord,” he mentioned.
Awomolo, nonetheless, referred to as the eye of the court docket to letters written by the defendants, indicating that till his shopper’s utility is granted by the court docket, “they will be unable to answer their request.”
In a brief ruling, the choose held that having been glad that the defendants had been served and searching on the averments within the utility, “I make an order granting the prayers.