In the wake of the shocking revelation about Dr. Noah Kekere’s involvement in organ harvesting in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, some former patients of his are now seeking extensive medical examinations to confirm the integrity of their kidneys. This decision follows the distressing case of Kehinde Kamaru, who discovered that her kidney had allegedly been stolen by Dr. Kekere when she underwent a check-up at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
Dr. Noah Kekere, also known as “Yellow,” had been practicing as a medical doctor for over two decades at the Murna Clinic and Maternity in Yanshanu community, Jos North, Plateau State. Another woman, who wished to remain anonymous, disclosed that she had been a patient at the same facility and was taking steps to visit JUTH to ensure the status of her kidney, as she had undergone a previous operation at that hospital.
Expressing her concerns, she stated, “I was shocked and confused when I heard about the hospital’s involvement in kidney removal cases. I’ve been to that hospital, and now I’m anxious. I’ve made arrangements to investigate to determine if I’m also affected. With these recent revelations, many former patients will need to undergo medical assessments to understand their true health status.”
In the midst of this unfolding situation, the Plateau State Police Command has apprehended two other medical practitioners believed to be connected to Dr. Kekere’s alleged organ harvesting activities. These suspects, along with Dr. Kekere himself, are currently in police custody undergoing investigation. The Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has distanced itself from Dr. Kekere, asserting that he is not a registered medical doctor.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) revealed that the Commissioner of Police in the state would soon assemble a committee of medical experts to conduct an extensive examination of the woman who claimed her vital organ was removed during surgery, aiming to determine the truth regarding the alleged organ tampering.
The PPRO emphasized, “Our investigation is almost concluded, and we have sought the expertise of medical doctors to examine the woman and confirm the status of her kidney. Until this is ascertained by professionals, our investigation remains ongoing. We are also conducting interviews with other doctors employed by Kekere.”
The case began when a businessman, Alhaji Kamal, accused Dr. Kekere of removing one of his wife’s kidneys during surgery in 2018. Despite these troubling developments, the NMA of Plateau State maintains that Dr. Kekere is not a member of their association. The situation surrounding the missing kidney remains unclear, but the focus remains on the well-being of Mrs. Kehinde Kamal, a 45-year-old mother of four, from the Rikkos community in Jos North local government area, whose health has been in jeopardy for the past five years following surgery at Murna Clinic and Maternity.