The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says Ukpo Nwamini David, the kidney donor in the trial of Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, is actually 21 years old not 15.
Amos Okpu, the NIS spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday after an interaction with journalists.
Okpu said the birth certificate and National Identity Number (NIN) slip presented by Ukpo during international passport registration show that he is 21 years old.
Isah Idris, the comptroller general of the NIS, in a Zoom briefing with journalists, said Mr Nwanini applied for his international passport which was issued after thorough checks by the passport issuing agency.
He said the documents provided by Mr Nwamini from the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) gave his date of birth as October 12, 2000.
He added that Mr Nwanini was captured for the international passport on November 2, 2021, at the Gwagwalada office of the agency.