Meanwhile, Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have sued the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, and others over controversy surrounding David Ukpo’s real age.
Others mentioned in the suit are the Comptroller General, Nigeria
Immigration Service; Stanbic-IBTC Bank; United Bank of Africa, UBA,
and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc as 2nd to 5th respondents
Ekweremadu and his wife were last Thursday remanded in the United
Kingdom Police custody after they were arraigned before the Uxbridge
Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy to facilitate the travel of Ukpo,
alleged to be a minor, for organ harvesting.
The couple, however, denied the allegations and the court adjourned till
July 7 for hearing.
However, Ekweremadus prayed the court for an order directing the
NIMC to supply them with the Certified True Copy of the biodata
information of David Nwamini Ukpo and that his National Identification
Number 19438077110, which is in the possession of the agency, should
be produced for the purpose of facilitating the criminal investigation and
tendering same to establish their innocence with respect to Ukpo’s age in
the criminal charges against them before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court.
They sought an order of court directing UBA to supply the applicants
with the CTC of mandate card and account opening package of account
No. 2195739574 maintained by Ukpo with Bank Verification Number
22509616391 in the custody of the bank, for the purpose of tendering
same to establish the innocence of the applicants.
Justice Ekwo fixed July 1 for hearing of the matter.