Police in Bauchi State have arraigned three suspects before a Magistrate Court in the state for allegedly removing the two kidneys of 25-year-old Abubakar Buba.
Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Amos Ukpe, told the court that the suspects, Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, Abdullahi Yusuf and Mohammed Zangina were charged with conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and impersonation, contrary to Section 132 of the Penal code.
Ukpe told the court: “One Buba Ahmadu reported to the Police that his son, Abubakar from Bununu in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, felt sick and went for medical treatment in a private clinic owned by one Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, who is a Nurse by profession.
“At the clinic, one Aminchi introduced himself as a doctor of the said hospital and recommended Abubakar for scanning at Almanzoor scanning centre. Aminchi, with Yusuf Zangina conducted an illegal appendix surgery, which led to the removal of the two kidneys of Abubakar, who is now critically ill at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
“The patient, Abubakar, is currently undergoing dialysis treatment contrary to Sections 96, 132 and 229 of the Penal Code.”
In his ruling, the trial magistrate, Mr. Isa Mohammed, granted the bail of the accused on the ground of his illness in the sum of N2 million with two sureties each in like sum.
He added that one of the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and own a landed property worth N10 million within the court’s jurisdiction and verifiable.