On Friday, the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to release the information on the Biodata of the Alleged victim, David Nwamini to Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
Mr. Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice, were arrested in the United Kingdom over a botched plan to illegally harvest Nwamini’s kidney for the couple’s ill daughter.
The London Police made the arrest for the Ekweremadus on the grounds of what it got from its investigations. The investigation suggested that Mr. Nwanini, whom the couple flew to London for the purpose of harvesting his organ is a minor.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that the prosecutors said the couple was charged with bringing boy aged 15 years from Nigeria to the United Kingdom with the claim that he would to be sponsored to a better life was actually to take his organ.
But the Ekweremadus, whose bail has been denied and face organ trafficking charges in London insists that Mr Nwanini is 21 years old.
They intend to show their innocence with the alleged victims’ records in the custody of several relevant Nigerian authorities, such as the NIMC.
NIMC is not the only body that has been sued by the Ekweremadus others include the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), United Bank of Africa (UBA), Stanbic-IBTC Bank, and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System.
On Thursday, Mr. Ekweremadu came before the Uxbridge Magistrate’s Court in London. The prosecutor maintained that Mr. Nwamini, who is 15 years old, was forced to donate his kidney. The case was postponed until July 7 by the court.
However, on Friday, the Abuja Federal High Court, where the Ekweremadus sued the relevant authorities, ordered the release of Mr. Nwanini’s biodata to the couple so they could defend themselves in London.
The trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, issued a court order requesting that Mr. Nwamini’s official information be sent to the Ekweremadus from the NIMC, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Stanbic-IBTC Bank, the Comptroller General of the NIS, and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc.
In the court papers, Mr Ekweremadu’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, said Mr Nwanini was flown to the UK with his consent to be a kidney donor for their daughter.
But upon a medical examination of Mr Nwamini’s kidneys, it was discovered that none was a match for the couple’s daughter, the documents.