The National identity Management Commission (NIMC) has being instructed by a federal high court sitting in Abuja to submit 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 encouraged Justice Inyang Ekwo to order the release of some certain official documents of Ukpo domiciled with NIMC, Nigerian Immigration Service and Stanbic-IBTC Bank for the purpose of effectively defending Ekweremadu in the United Kingdom.
At today’s proceedings, a counsel to NIMC, by the name 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 went further to say that based on the NIMC law, such information should be first handed over to the AGF.
Awomolo did not go against the submission by Mohammed, he added that the AGF has diplomatic line of communication with the UK authorities.
The NIMC was then instructed 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.