Organ Harvest: Police in Plateau arrest two more doctors

The Police Command in Plateau has arrested two other medical doctors in connection with the alleged harvest of vital human organs by one Noah Kekere, a suspected quack doctor.

DSP Alabo Alfred, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday in Jos.

Alabo said the suspects, alongside Kekere, are currently in Police custody and are being investigated.

Kekere, a suspected quack doctor, was recently arrested after he was accused of harvesting a woman’s kidney during a surgery.

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

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Alabo, who did not disclose the identity of the two suspects, added that the Commissioner of Police in the state would soon constitute a high-powered committee of medical experts to extensively investigate and examine the woman who claimed Kekere removed one of her vital organs during surgery.

The PPRO said the move would enable the command to ascertain if truly the vital organ of the victim was tampered with.

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

“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.

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“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,” Alabo said

He explained that investigation so far had revealed that Kekere was not a trained medical doctor as he had been parading himself to be.

NAN reports that Kekere was arrested by the police after a businessman, one Alhaji Kamal, accused him of removing one of his wife’s kidneys during a surgery in 2018.

Kamal said his wife, Kehinde, who had been suffering from chronic stomach pain for five years, was rushed to Kekere’’s clinic in Nasarawa Gwom Community of Jos North Local Government Area.

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According to him, Kekere carried out a medical diagnosis on his wife and concluded that she had ruptured appendicitis and needed urgent surgery, and so the operation was carried out.

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