National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons promises justice for victim in Plateau

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Abuja.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has pledged to ensure justice for victims of alleged illegal human organ harvesting in  Plateau, involving one Noah Kekere and two other suspects.

Kekere and his accomplice were alleged to have harvested a woman’s kidney during a surgery in a hospital in Jos.

They are currently in the Police custody.

In an interview on Tuesday with NAPTIP Director of Legal and Prosecution, Mr Hassan Tahir, told the agency was on the issue and had carried out its own investigation on the matter.

“The police is currently carrying out their own investigation and justice will be served on the matter at the end.

“We have conducted our own investigations. The law gives us the power to prosecute.

“We are cooperating with the police and also closely monitoring the case to ensure that justice is served.

“We also understand that the suspect runs a hospital but he is not a member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA),” he said.

Tahir noted that the issue of illegal organ harvesting was becoming rampant.

”NAPTIP has organised series of awareness campaigns to curtail it.

“We went to markets and hospitals to create more awareness, sensitising and educating people on the ills of organs harvesting.

“We are currently investigating five more cases of organ harvesting.

”We call on the perpetrators of the evil act to desist from such,” he said.

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