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Human organs trafficker arrested in Port Harcourt

The leader of a syndicate involved in the buying and selling of human organs for trafficking to foreigners has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.

The suspect identified as Ukaeje John Emeka (alias Dr. Phil Mark, Dr. Donald Phillip, Dr. Wesley David), was arrested on April 16, 2021, at Rumukparali, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt.

It was gathered that the suspect was arrested by EFCC operatives based on established intelligence on his suspicious fraudulent internet dealings.

According to a statement on EFCC website, “Preliminary investigations by the EFCC showed that the suspect is leading a syndicate of fraudsters falsely presenting themselves as medical doctors, with a human organ bank, particularly kidneys for sale and purchase.

“Victims of the syndicate include people with renal disease and even healthy people desirous of selling their organs in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and United Arab Emirate.

“Items recovered from the suspect include one Nigerian passport, one Republic of Cote D’Ivoire passport, nine ATM cards, one black-coloured HP laptop, one gold-coloured Tecno L9 plus phone, one gold-coloured Samsung Galaxy J8 and one ash-coloured Lexus ES 330 salon car.”

The anti-graft agency added that it is on the trail of other members of the syndicate within and outside Nigeria.

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