In a shocking incident in Jos, Plateau State, a businessman named Alhaji Kamal has come forward with allegations against a supposed medical doctor, accusing him of unlawfully harvesting one of his wife’s kidneys and subjecting her to chronic pain for the past five years.
The ordeal began in 2018 when Kamal’s wife, Kehinde, complained of severe stomach pain. In response, they rushed her to the doctor’s clinic located in the Nasarawa Gwong area of Jos North local government area. The doctor diagnosed her condition as a ruptured appendicitis that required urgent surgery.
Kamal explained, “About eight years ago, my mother was ill, and she sought treatment at a hospital owned by Dr. Noah Kekere in Yanshanu, Nasarawa Gwong community. Through this, I became acquainted with the doctor. When my wife fell ill in 2018, with severe stomach pain, my mother encouraged us to seek treatment from the same doctor she had seen.”
Upon arrival at the clinic, the doctor conducted a scan and swiftly recommended immediate surgery, charging them N140,000 for the procedure. Kamal became concerned about the high bill and consulted others who advised him to proceed with the operation to save his wife’s life.
Kamal continued, “The doctor asked how much I had, and I had N80,000, in addition to other charges for medication. After the operation, my wife still complained of excruciating pain, and the doctor continued to demand money from me over the years. He performed the operation from 12 pm to 8 pm that day. For the past five years, my wife has endured severe stomach pains, and I kept taking her back to the same hospital, reluctant to switch doctors who initiated her treatment.”
Recently, Kamal decided to seek a second opinion at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). Shockingly, the medical examination at JUTH revealed that one of his wife’s kidneys had been removed without her consent.
Subsequently, they reported the matter to the Nasarawa Gwong Police, resulting in the doctor’s arrest two days ago. The case was then transferred to the Commissioner of Police, who made a startling discovery. The accused individual had never been a qualified doctor but had been posing as one for over 18 years while treating patients in the area. His educational background consisted of a B.Sc in Economics and a Masters degree in Economics. Although he had attended a nursing school, he did not complete the program, instead claiming expertise in “Community Health.”
As of now, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Alfred Alabo, has not provided comments on the case. However, Kamal fervently appeals for justice on behalf of his wife and other potential victims of this alleged quack doctor.