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How hospital staff confessed to kidney removal – NAPTIP Investigator

An investigative officer of the National Agency for the Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has told an FCT High Court that staff of Alliance Hospital made confessional statements in the organ harvesting case.

Liman Yusuf Shehu, who was testifying as the eighth prosecution witness in the trial of four staff members of the Alliance Hospital and Services Ltd for alleged illegal organ harvesting, disclosed this on Tuesday.

Alliance Hospital Garki Abuja

NAPTIP arraigned Dr Christopher Otabor, Emmanuel Muyiwa Olorunlaye, Chikaodili Ugochukwu and Dr Aremu Abayomi in an 11-count charge bordering on illegal organ harvesting.

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Daily Trust first exposed organ trading activities in parts of Abuja and Nasarawa State after an investigation and interviews with victims.

Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Hassan Tahir Esq, Shehu testified that he invited and took statements from the victims, Oluwatobi Salman Salaudeen, Musa Yahaya and Aminu Yahuza, their parents and the defendants when a report was made to their office in Abuja in 2023.

He said the testimonies from the three defendants; Muyiwa Olorunlaye, Ugochukwu and Abayomi confirmed that the victims indeed had their kidneys removed at the hospital.

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He added that Muyiwa Olorunlaye confessed that Ugochukwu gave him the sum of N3 million for the “donors”.

He said they further discovered that the sum of N500,000 was paid from an account belonging to Akande Lanre to a phone dealer at Nart Plaza in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, named Abdullahi Mohammed for the purchase of a phone valued at N290,000 for Oluwatobi. Mohammed transferred the balance of N210,000 to Oluwatobi.

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