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How victim’s husband rejected bribe to close organ harvesting case against Jos doctor

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How victim’s husband rejected bribe to close organ harvesting case against Jos doctor

Story from Saleh INUWA Kano

Busari Kamal, the courageous husband of a woman whose kidney was allegedly illegally harvested by controversial doctor Noah Kekere, has spoken out about his refusal to accept bribes to close the case.

In 2018, Daily Trust reported the shocking incident of the victim’s right kidney being unlawfully removed at Murna Clinic and Maternity in Jos. Despite facing pressure, Mr. Kamal commended Police Officer SP Timothy Bebissa from the Nasarawa Gown division for being steadfast in upholding the truth and resisting attempts to bribe him.

According to Mr. Kamal, both he and the DPO were offered significant sums of money to silence the case, but they stood their ground and refused to accept it.

He said ” I have never seen a sincere police officer like the DPO of Nasarawa Gown division. He stood by the truth and rejected money. He deserves to be commended. I was also offered bribe of millions of naira at the detriment of my wife. I told them that I will not collect the money to close this case. I believe that we still have good police officers.”

Daily Trust reports that the arrest of the suspected harvester followed a complaint by the husband of the victim at the Nasarawa police station.

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Dr Kekere who is currently exhibiting mental illness at the psychiatric unit of Jos University Teaching Hospital had prior his arrest, been carrying out medical treatment, including surgery for over two decades.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Sunday said the embattled doctor is not a member of the association.

The state chairman of the group, Dr Bapigaan William Audu, in a telephone interview with Daily Trust disclosed that records at NMA secretariat showed that the accused is neither a medical doctor nor a member of the association.

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