The Bauchi State Police Command, on Wednesday, arraigned three persons before a magistrate court for allegedly removing two kidneys from the body of a 25 year-old man, Abubakar Buba.
The suspects, Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, Abdullahi Yusuf and Mohammed Zangina, were charged with conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and impersonation.
The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Amos Ukpe, told the court that the offence was contrary to Section 132 of the state Penal code.
Ukpe said the victim’s father, Buba Ahmadu, reported the matter to the Police, saying his son Abubakar was ill and went to private a hospital owned by Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, a Nurse, for treatment.
The prosecutor said while the victim was in the clinic, one Aminchi introduced himself as a doctor of the said hospital and recommended Abubakar for scanning at Almanzoor scanning centre. Aminchi and Yusuf Zangina conducted an illegal appendix surgery, which led to the removal of the two kidneys of Abubakar.
The victim is now critically ill at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
“The patient, Abubakar, is currently undergoing dialysis treatment,” the prosecutor said.
The trial magistrate, Isa Mohammed, in his ruling, granted bail to the accused on medical ground in the sum of N2 million with two sureties each in like sum.
He said one of the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and own landed property worth N10 million within the court’s jurisdiction.