The Federal High Court in Abuja has reserved judgment in the lawsuit involving embattled former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice till December 5.
The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the ruling till December 5.
This was sequel to the application filed by David Ukpo, the alleged kidney donor. Ukpo in the suit is seeking the court order to set aside its orders made on July 1 and July 6 which gave Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, access to his biodata.
Ukpo in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/984/202, urged the court to set aside the orders directing some agencies of government and banks to release his biodata to Ekweremadu and his wife in order to aid the ongoing court proceedings on alleged organ harvesting.
Ukpo had argued that granting Ekweremadu access to his biodatas violated his fundamental rights to privacy guaranteed by Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
However, Eyitayo Falogun, SAN, who appeared for the Ekweremadus, adopted his applications and urged the court to dismiss Ukpo’s request on the grounds that it was a coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of the Edo Civil Society Organisation (EDOSCO) that initiated the motion on Ukpo’s behalf.
Falogun, who called the attention of the court to Upko’s motion, described EDOSCO as “a meddlesome interloper.”
Following arguments from both parties, Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed December 5 as the date for judgment on the matter.