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Kidney theft: Doctor Hassan Yakubu arrested for allegedly ‘stealing’ patient’s kidney

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A medical doctor in Adamawa has been arrested by the police for his alleged role in the removal of the kidney of his patient, Isa Hamma.

Doctor Hassan was said to have been arrested so as to help Adamawa Police Command in its investigations into the alleged theft of the kidney of the 24-year-old male patient leveled against him.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the arrest of the doctor on Tuesday in Yola, The Punch has reported.

Othman said the doctor was interrogated by officers of the criminal investigations department of the command.

The incident had now left the 24-year-old Isa Hamma in a life – threatening condition as a result of alleged medical lapses on the part of the medical doctor who treated him for stomach complications.

According to an uncle of the victim, Umaru Hammanseyo, 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.

His uncle said owing to medical errors on the part of the doctor, Isa had been placed on a weekly dialysis at the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe.

Three days after the operation, Umaru said Isa could not urinate.

The complications further degenerated with the face and legs of the victim becoming swollen which prompted the family to return to the accused doctor who later referred them to the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe.

Hammanseyo said it was at the Gombe hospital that medical officials working with the Federal Medical Centre told them that Isa’s kidney had been “removed.”

Credit: The Punch

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