Police arrest illegal blood bank operator


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has arrested one 45-year-old Achegbulu Paul for operating an illegal blood bank in his one-room apartment with children as his primary donors.

The police recovered seven pints of blood, revealed on  Wednesday.

According to police report, Achegbulu was arrested after he drew four pints of blood from a 17-year-old Ayomide Adesanya on Monday, June 4 and Sunday, June 10. He took two pints each on the two days.

The medical lab technician, who lives at 18 Kusa bus stop, Bariga, is reported to have lured the under-aged children. He paid them 2,000 Naira each while he sold for the blood for  N7,000.

According to the Lagos police spokesman, SP Chike Oti, 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,” police disclosed.

The PPRO Lagos said that upon arrest, the illegal blood vendor confessed to selling the blood to a hospital here in Lagos for 7,000 Naira.

source: punch

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