20-year-old man in court for organ harvesting

African American in Prison

A Benue Magistrate Court on Thursday remanded one Aondoaseer Agbadu at Federal Maximum Correctional Centre for conspiracy and procurement for organ harvesting.

Aondoaseer was brought before the court sitting in Makurdi for having hands in the removal of one of Terungwa Swati’s kidney.

Swati’s father, according to police prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Ato reported the matter to the police.

The court heard from Ato that sometime in April, 2023, one Aondoaseer Agbadu living opposite Union Bank, Aliade, criminally conspired with others now at large, deceived and took his 17 years old son, Terungwa Swati, to Abuja.

He explained that while in Abuja, they operated on Terungwa and harvested one of his kidneys and sold it to another person without his consent and that of his son.

The prosecutor said during police investigation, Agbadu was arrested for committing the crime while others were still at large.

He said the accused contravened Sections 27 and 20 (1) (2) and (3) of the Trafficking in persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.

He said investigation into the matter was still ongoing and requested for additional time to complete it.

The Magistrate, Mr Taribo Atta, adjourned the case till October 23, 2023 for further mention.

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