The Plateau State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) distanced itself on Monday from Dr Noah Kekere, who was arrested for allegedly harvesting a woman’s kidney.
DAILY POST recalls that the suspect was arrested by the police in Jos after a businessman, Alhaji Kamal, accused him of removing his wife’s kidney during surgery in 2018.
Kamal said his wife (Kehinde) was suffering from chronic stomach pains five years ago and was rushed to Kekere’s clinic located in the Nasarawa Gwom area of Jos North Local Government Area of the State, where he diagnosed and concluded that she had ruptured appendicitis and needed urgent surgery.
According to him: “The day the doctor conducted the operation, he started the operation from 12 noon until 8 pm, and for the past five years, my wife kept complaining of severe stomach pains. I continued to take her to the same hospital because I did not want to change the doctor that started her treatment.”
Reacting to the incident, the chairman of NMA in the state, Dr Bapigaan William Audu, and the association’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Istifanus Bintum Bako, said in a press statement that, upon its investigation into the matter, Kekere is not a medical doctor.
The statement reads: “This is to inform the public and all concerned that Mr Noah Kekere, who is currently being investigated over the allegations of organ harvesting, is not a medical doctor.
“Diligent investigations by the association have revealed that he is a quack pretending to be a doctor. Further information will be made available following the conclusion of the investigative processes initiated by the NMA as well as the Nigerian Police, respectively.”