The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, has arrested 45 years Achegbulu Paul for operating an illegal blood bank in his one room apartment at Number 18 Kusa bus stop in Bariga, with children as donors.
The suspect was arrested on June 9th after he drew
four pints of blood from 17 years old Ayomide Adesanya on Monday June 4
and Saturday June 9. He took two pints each on the two days.
medical lab technician of 18 Kusa bus stop Bariga was said to have
lured under aged kids. He paid them 2,000 naira each while he sold the
blood for 7,000.
The CP led operatives of the Command to Bariga
to see the blood bank and paid a visit to the victim at the hospital
after the case got to the Command.
“The illegal blood bank was
uncovered after the last victim was hospitalised. Adesanya became weak
after donating four pints of blood, collapsed and is currently receiving
treatment at the Bariga Hospital. The mother told us that the
daughter’s friend informed them of Adesanya's condition after she saw
him on a bike looking like a corpse. Upon arrest, the illegal blood
vendor confessed to sell blood to a hospital here in Lagos for 7,000
naira'' the police Commissioner said
The suspect further stated that the victim told him that he was 20 years old.
“It was until the parents came to confront me that I knew he was 17 years old''.
to the suspect, a Benue State indigene, he was trained as a lab
scientist at the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology in Plateau.
“I am a trained technician and I've been operating the illegal blood bank for five years now,” he confessed.
survivor has been transferred to shomolu general hospital by his
parents for better medical care, Ayomide was transfused with the 2nd
pint of blood at about 5pm yesterday June 12th.
The CP has
directed that all those buying blood from the suspect to be investigated
and arrested because they run an illegal blood bank. The blood was not
screened of HIV, Hepatitis among others.
Illegal blood bank with children as donors discovered in Lagos
Wednesday, 13 June 2018