Update: Court orders Immigration, banks to release Ukpo’s details to Ekweremadu, wife

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and three commercial banks to instantly divulge details of David Ukpo to the detained ex-Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu to defend himself in a London court.

Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

The judgment against the defendants followed their non-appearance in court to defend the suit.

By the court order, all official information including the account opening package in relation to Ukpo are to be released to Senator Ekweremadu to ascertain the real age of the said Ukpo.

Ukpo had claimed at a London court that he was a minor of 15 years old which led to the arrest and detention of the Nigerian Senator.

Other defendants are the Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Stanbic-IBTC Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc as 2nd to 5th respondents, respectively.

Details shortly…