Ekweremadu: Victim seeks non-release of biodata to court

Ekweremadu: Victim seeks non-release of biodata to court
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David Ukpo, the alleged target of Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice’s alleged organ harvesting, requested on Tuesday that the Federal High Court in Abuja reverse its July 1 decision to release his biodata for use in a London court during Ekweremadu’s trial.

While criticizing the court’s procedures that resulted in the order being issued, Ukpo claimed that his fundamental rights to a fair trial and privacy had been gravely violated.

His complaint was that neither he nor the Attorney General of the Federation, the nation’s top legal representative, had been added as parties to the lawsuit.

Ukpo asked Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo to overturn the decision allowing the transfer of his biodata to Ekweremadu and his wife so they may defend themselves in Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London in a motion of notice he filed through his attorney, Bamidele Igbinedion.

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The National Identity Management Commission, the Comptroller General, the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Stanbic IBTC bank, the United Bank for Africa, and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System are the defendants in the motion.

The applicant is asking the court to enjoin the defendants, their agents, privies, servants, and employees from providing Ekweremadu and his wife with any information pertaining to him for their defense in the London Court.

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