Two medical doctors have been arrested by the police in Plateau for allegedly aiding the harvesting of a patient’s organs by a suspected quack doctor, Noah Kekere.
According to the police spokesperson, Alabo Alfred, the command has kept the suspects in custody alongside Kekere.
NIGERIACRIME had reported that the police arrested Kekere following accusations that he harvested a woman’s kidney during a surgery.
The Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association had dissociated itself from Kekere, insisting that investigations had revealed that he was not a medical doctor.
While the identity of the two suspects were not made known, the spokesman disclosed 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 that 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 woman. We are in touch with the Ministry of Health in the state and the NMA to give us some professionals who 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,” Alabo said.
Kekere was arrested by the police after a businessman, Alhaji Kamal, accused him of removing one of his wife’s kidneys during a surgery in 2018.
Kamal said that his wife, Kehinde, 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 Local Government Area.
According to him, Kekere carried out a medical diagnosis on his wife and concluded that she had ruptured appendicitis and needed urgent surgery, so the operation was carried out.