Police Arrests Nigerian Doctor For Stealing Patient’s Kidney During Surgery


Hassan Yakubu, a medical doctor who works in a private clinic in Yola, Adamawa State, has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly removing the kidney of a 24 year old patient in the hospital.

The patient, Isa Hamma, who is currently receiving treatment at Yola Federal Medical Centre, is said to be in a life threatening condition as he has been constantly having lapses since the removal of his kidney.

Following investigations, it was discovered that the doctor, Hassan Yakubu, is an uncle to the victim.

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Narrating the ugly incident, Hamman Seyo, a relative to the victim, recounted what he knows about the pathetic situation of the victim.

He said:

“The victim’s uncle, Yakubu, who treated Isa, at his Jimeta Clinic, for stomach complications, ended up operating the victim on July 8 but allegedly removed his kidney in the process. Three days after the operation, Isa could not urinate.”

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An after-effects of the significant unpleasant event launched the victim into series of complications which further degenerated with his face and legs becoming swollen. This prompted the family to return to the doctor who later referred them to the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe. It was at the Gombe hospital that medical officials working with the Federal Medical Center told them that Isa’s kidney had been removed.

The Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria Wednesday in Yola, said the doctor has been picked by the police. Abubakar said:

“We have arrested him. He is now in our custody.”

As pathetic as this story is, I’ve decided to reserve my comment till investigations are concluded.