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Two doctors arrested for ‘organ harvesting’ in Plateau

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The police command in Plateau has arrested two medical doctors in connection with alleged organ harvesting in the state.

The police had earlier arrested one Noah Kekere, a suspected quack doctor, after he was accused of harvesting a woman’s kidney during surgery.

The victim’s husband — Kamal — had accused Kekere of removing one of his wife’s kidneys during a surgery in 2018.

Kamal said his wife, who had been suffering from chronic stomach pain for five years, was rushed to Kekere’s clinic located in the Nasarawa Gwom community of Jos north LGA.

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Kamal said Kekere carried out a medical diagnosis on his wife and concluded that she had ruptured appendicitis and needed urgent surgery.

Alfred Alabo, the police public relations officer (PPRO), on Tuesday, said the suspects, alongside Kekere, are being investigated.

The state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had dissociated itself from Kekere, saying investigations had revealed that he was not a medical doctor.

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Alabo added that the commissioner of police would soon constitute a committee of medical experts to extensively investigate and examine the suspect.

“We have arrested two additional suspects who actually conducted the surgery on the said woman,” Alabo said.

“We are in touch with the ministry of health in the state and the NMA to give us some professionals that will assist us in our investigation.

“The commissioner of police will constitute a committee of seasoned medical experts to look into these allegations with a view to getting to the root of the matter.”

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He explained that investigations have so far revealed that Kekere is not a trained medical doctor.



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