The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been ordered by a federal high court sitting in Abuja to transmit the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the biodata of an alleged minor involved in the organ harvesting case against former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, in the United Kingdom, to the Attorney General of the Federation for onward transmission.
Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, had on June 27 urged Justice Inyang Ekwo to order the release of certain official documents of Ukpo domiciled with NIMC, Nigerian Immigration Service and Stanbic-IBTC Bank for the purpose of effectively defending Ekweremadu in the UK.
At today’s proceedings, counsel to NIMC, Muazu Mohammed told the court that the Commission’s rules of engagement do not allow it to give BioData of an individual, to a private citizen.
He added that based on the NIMC law, such information should be first handed over to the AGF.
Awomolo did not oppose the submission by Mohammed, adding that the AGF has diplomatic line of communication with the UK authorities.
The NIMC was then ordered to supply the information or BioData of the victim which is in possession of the Commission, to the AGF for onward transmission to the relevant courts in the United Kingdom.