The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Isah Idris, has confirmed that Ukpo Nwamini David, the person at the heart of the alleged organ harvesting involving Senator Ike Ekweremadu is not 15 but 22 years old.
The Nigeria Immigration Service boss said David applied for the international passport using the service’s portal.
“The facts of the matter are that the said David Ukpo Nwamina applied and paid for the enhanced standard passport using the NIS portal after which he approached the Gwagwalada Passport Office, FCT Abuja, on November 2, 2021, for his interview.
“To support his application, Mr. Nwamina presented all the necessary documents required, including his National Population Commission (NPC) issued Birth Certificate, showing 12 October 2000, as his date of birth; his National Identity Number (NIN) corroborating the date of birth on his birth certificate, issued by NIMC; a letter of introduction issued by Ebonyi State Government Liaison Office situated at Maitama District Abuja, and a Guarantor’s form duly signed by one Mr. Uchechukwu Chukwuma Ogbonno.”
“The Nigerian Immigration Service relies on information and documentation from other government agencies as the National Population Commission, NPC, and the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC,” he said.
He said the case of David was not an exception as the Immigration Service followed all the due process in issuing the international passport to him.
Jere, therefore, appealed to the public to know that as a Nigerian, David was validly issued a Nigerian International passport.
Asked if the British government or the National Assembly has contacted the Immigration office regarding the case of David, he said nobody has contacted the service.