The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday said that David Ukpo had offered to donate his kidney to Ekweremadu’s daughter, miss Sonia Ekweremadu says the lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo SAN.
The Court also ordered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to provide the Certified True Copy of the boi-data information of Ukpo who accused the Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu, of financing his trip abroad for the purpose of harvesting his organ.
The London Metropolitan Police had arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife to court on June 23, for allegedly bringing a 15-year-old child (a minor) to the United Kingdom for organ harvest.
While addressing the Abuja Federal High Court, Awomolo said Ukpo informed Ekweremadu that he was 21 years old.
He said “The applicants have a daughter named Sonia Ekweremadu, who is suffering from kidney failure and the applicants have been managing it for about five years.
“The said daughter of the applicants urgently needed kidney transplant to save her life. “David Nwamini Ukpo, offered to donate one of his kidneys for the daughter of the applicants if his kidney is compatible with that of Miss Sonia Ekweremadu.
“David Ukpo informed the applicants that he is 21 years of age having being born in the year 2000.
“The first applicant supported the visa application of Ukpo to the UK with a letter to the British High Commission in Nigeria, explaining the purpose of the visit, to enable him to undergo a medical examination in the United Kingdom so that the donor and Sonia Ekweremadu get the best of medical attention.
“After conducting various medical tests, the Royal Free Hospital in London decided that the said David Ukpo was not a suitable donor because his kidney is not compatible with that of Sonia Ekweremadu.
“Ukpo told the UK police that he is 15 years contrary to the information supplied to the applicants by the same Ukpo.
“The applicants verily believe that Ukpo was actually 21 years or more having regards to the public records in the custody of the respondents.
“The applicants were arrested by the Metropolitan Police in the UK on June 21 for the allegation that they brought a 15-year-old child to the UK to harvest his organs.
“The Applicants were charged before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court, United Kingdom on June 23, 2022, for offences of conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“The court denied them bail and they are presently in the custody of UK authorities.
“The applicants require documents from the respondents to assist in the fair criminal investigation and as facts in their defence to establish their innocence of the allegation in the charge and to prove that Ukpo is not a minor and indeed consented to the medical examination in the UK.
“The said Ukpo is presently in care in the custody of British Authorities and he cannot be accessed by the applicants.
“The documents being sought to be handed over to the applicants will support the applicants in their defence and establish their innocence of the charges brought against them,” he added”