Student Arrested For Illegal Blood Transfusion In Nasarawa


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa State command, yesterday, paraded one Mohammed Idris, a student of College of Health Technology, Gboko in Benue State for allegedly causing the death of a three-year-old girl, Hauwa, through illegal transfusion of blood.

The culprit was paraded by the State commandant of NSCDC in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Fari.

Speaking to journalists shortly after parading the suspected quack medical doctor, the Nasarawa State NSCDC commandant explained that the suspect was arrested last month at Sarkin Pawa area of Lafia metropolis after carrying out an illegal blood transfusion on the deceased girl, Hauwa, which resulted to her death.

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“We are charging him for culpable homicide because he illegally carried out blood transfusion on an innocent girl of three years which resulted to her death. He has an illegal chemist and claimed to have been in practice for two years.”

“But our findings revealed that he has never been to any medical school. The man that he bought the blood from is unfortunately on the run but we are trailing him”.

According to Fari, “The father of the deceased reported the incident to the state command of the NSCDC as he had explained that in the process of the blood transfusion, that Hauwa started bleeding all over her body.”

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“It was at that miserable stage that Hauwa was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia where medical doctors were assembled to battle for her life but unfortunately, she died in the process.”

Fielding questions from journalists shortly after he was paraded, Idris confessed to the crime that he was neither a medical doctor nor a trained nurse but an environmental health student from College of Health Technology, Gboko”.