Police in Bauchi State have arraigned Mijinyawa Abdulkadir Abdullahi and Yusuf Mohammed Zangina before a Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly removing the two kidneys of 25-year-old Abubakar Buba.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant Amos Ukpe told the court that the suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide and causing grievous hurt, and that the offences are contrary to section 132 of the Penal Code. Sergeant Ukpe said one Buba Ahmadu reported to the police that when his son, Abubakar fell ill, and was taken to the hospital, one Mijinyawa Abdulkadir, who is a nurse in Aminchi Clinic, Bauchi, introduced himself as a doctor.
“Mijinyawa then diagnosed Abubakar and recommended him for scanning at Almanzoor Scanning Center. He and Yusuf Zangina conducted an illegal surgery on Abubakar and removed his kidneys. Abubakar is now critically ill, and lying at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, undergoing dialysis,” the prosecutor said.
When the case was mentioned, counsel to the accused, Barrister Garba Hassan applied for bail of the accused. He said the accused was granted administrative bail by the police. The police prosecutor objected to the bail application on the ground that the victim, Abubakar, is still in hospital undergoing treatment.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Isa Mohammed granted the accused bail on the ground that he is ill at the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum. “The suspect must report to the state CID twice in a week and he must deposit his international passport with the state CID. The book for reporting should be kept in the office of the officer in charge of legal in the state CID and he must not travel outside Bauchi Local Government Area,” he said.
The case has been adjourned September 13.