Police arraign three suspects for Alleged Organ Theft in Plateau
Written by News Desk on November 4, 2023
Three suspects have been arraigned at the Plateau State High Court, Jos on four counts of alleged organ theft of one Kehinde Kamaru, at the Nasarawa Gwom area of Jos North Local Government Area.
The suspects, Noah Kekere, owner of the Murna Clinic and Maternity; a medical doctor, Philip Dachung and staff of the clinic, Yusuf Abdullahi, were arraigned before Justice Gidelia Fwomyon at the High Court 9 for alleged organ harvesting of a patient.
Their arraignment comes two months after the suspects were arrested for harvesting the woman’s kidney during an operation.
The four-count charge preferred against the suspects comprises of criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, and dealing in human parts.
At the commencement of the hearing, defense counsel solicited bail for the accused which was opposed by the prosecution on the grounds that the charges are grievous as there is no guarantee that the suspects will not impede investigations during the trial.