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Court to rule on disclosure of alleged victim’s biodata on December 5

Court to rule on disclosure of alleged victim’s biodata on December 5

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has set a date to rule on a claim filed by an alleged organ harvesting victim, David Ukpo, seeking to prevent the disclosure of his biographical data to a court in London, UK, in the case involving the former Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

Ukpo had, through his lawyer, Bamidele Igbinedion, asked the court to overturn his July 1 order allowing the publication of his biographical data. He said the judgment was given in his absence and he should be given a fair trial because the documents given to the London court were false.

He also claimed that the Attorney General of the Federation does not have the power under the law to transmit a person’s personal and private data to a foreign country.

Ekweremadu however asked the court to dismiss Ukpo’s request as he has no reason to fear disclosure of the information he provided for his visa application and bank account opening file unless he had lied about his real age.

Judge Inyang Ekwo set December 5 as the date for judgment in the case, after hearing arguments from lawyers for Ukpo and Ekweremadu.

Ekwo also said both parties to the lawsuit could be called back at an early date if the decision was ready by the December 5 date.

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