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Adamawa doctor arrested for removing patient’s kidney

The Adamawa State Police Command has
arrested a medical doctor, Hassan Yakubu, for his alleged role in the
removal of the kidney of a 24-year-old male patient in his clinic.

The arrest of the medical doctor, the
police said, was to help with their investigations into the alleged
theft of the kidney of the 24-year-old male patient levelled against the
doctor.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the arrest of the doctor on Tuesday in Yola.
Othman said the doctor was interrogated by officers of the criminal investigations department of the command.
The incident, which The PUNCH
gathered had now left the 24-year-old victim, Isa Hamma, in a life –
threatening condition, followed alleged medical lapses on the part of
the medical doctor who treated him for stomach complications.
Isa, whose kidney, according to his
relative, Umaru Hammanseyo, was allegedly removed, owing to medical
errors on the part of the doctor, had been placed on a weekly dialysis
at the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe.
According to Hammanseyo, 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, 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.”

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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