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Organ Harvesting: Alleged Victim Begs Court To Stop Order Seeking Release Of Biodata To Ekweremadu, London Court


Aug 30, 2022

David Ukpo, the alleged victim in the organ harvesting case involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss its July 1 order for the release of his bio-data for use in a London court in the ongoing  trial.

Ukpo argued that his fundamental rights to a fair hearing and personal privacy had been grossly breached by the court order.

He insisted that neither he nor the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, as Chief Law Officer of the Federation, was made a party in the suit.

Ukpo, In a motion filed by his lawyer, Bamidele Igbinedion asked the court to reverse the order which permits the release of his bio-data to Ekweremadu and his wife for their defense before Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London.

Defendants in the motion bothering on the alleged breach of fundamental rights are National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Stanbic IBTC Bank, United Bank for Africa, UBA, and Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System.

The Ekweremadus are facing charges of conspiring to traffick a person for organ harvesting in violation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The case was transferred to Central Criminal Court in London popularly known as Old Bailey where  Ekweremadu’s wife was granted bail on stringent conditions. But the senator was denied bail because he was said to be a flight risk.

This article was originally published on Naija News