Court Rules In Ekweremadu’s Favour, Asks NIMC, Others To Release Ukpo’s Biodata
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service and others to release the official details of David Nwamini to former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Channels reports.
Recall that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested last week by the London Metropolitan Police for allegedly conspiring to bring a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
The couple was tried at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London and denied bail as the prosecutors claimed that David Ukpo Nwamini, the victim who alleged that he was coerced to donate his kidney to the Senator’s daughter, is said to be 15 years old.
However, there have been contrary claims that Ukpo is 21 years old.
Although the Met police said Nwamini was 15, the NIS said it issued an international passport indicating his age as 21 after due process.
Ekweremadu and his wife through their counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Adegboyega Awomolo, on June 27 sued NIMC and four others asking the courts to order the agencies to produce Ukpo’s documents which confirm him as not being a minor.
Canada Warns Citizens To Avoid Travelling To Kaduna, Zamfara, Imo, Over 15 Others
The Canadian Government has warned its nationals to avoid non-essential travels to Nigeria or completely avoid traveling to the country at the moment over terrorism, killings, kidnapping, and general insecurity.
The country gave the advice in the first part of a long publication on its website, saying, “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings.”
“Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidnapping, intercommunal and sectarian violence: the north-western states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara; the north-central state of Plateau; the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe; the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers (with the exception of Rivers’ capital city, Port Harcourt, where we advise against non-essential travel).”
The Canadian authorities which described Nigeria as experiencing all forms and criminalities and atrocities in the long warning publication listed virtually every state and region in Nigeria with their associated crimes and criminalities, while describing the most populous African country as a fraud and crime-infested nation.