A medical doctor, Noah Kekere has been arrested by the Plateau State Police command for allegedly harvesting the kidney of a female patient in his hospital in Jos, the state capital.
Leadership reports that the doctor was arrested following a complaint lodged to the police by the husband of the victim, Alhaji Kamal.
He had accused a medical doctor of harvesting one of his wife’s kidneys and subjecting the woman to chronic pain in the last five years. He told the police that sometime in 2018, his wife, Kehinde complained of stomach ache and she was rushed to the said doctor’s clinic in the Nasarawa Gwong area of Jos North local government area where he diagnosed the wife and concluded that she had appendicitis that had ruptured and needed urgent surgery.
“About eight years ago, my mum was sick so she was directed and she visited Dr. Noah Kekere of Murma Hospital in Nasarawa Gwong community of Jos North local government area and in the process of going to the see my mum in the hospital, I got acquainted with the doctor.
When my wife fell sick in 2018, complaining of severe stomach pain, my mum encouraged us to take her there because my wife used to follow my mum to see the doctor when my mum was sick. As we got there, the doctor did a scan and said my wife had a ruptured appendicitis and must be operated upon immediately and he charged us N140,000.
The doctor asked how much I had and I said N80,000, apart from other charges for drugs but after the operation, my wife was still complaining about the pain and the man kept collecting money from me all these years.
The day the doctor conducted the operation, he started the operation from 12 pm till 8 pm and for the past five years, my wife kept complaining of severe stomach pains. I continued to take her to the same hospital because I did not want to change the doctor that started the treatment. As she continued to have the pains, I decided to go to the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH a few days ago where we discovered that one of my wife’s kidneys was removed.
We reported the matter to the police at Nasarawa Gwong and the doctor was arrested two days ago. The case has been transferred to the commissioner of police,” he said.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command DSP Alfred Alabo, said the doctor is in detention as investigation continues to determine his culpability with the view to charging him to court.