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Sunday, 29 October 2017

NAPTIP Investigates Human Organ Harvesting In Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition
of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says
it will commence investigation into
illegal human organ harvesting in the
country.
Organ harvesting is the illegal removal
of human organ or tissue without a
person’s consent; generally to be sold
on the black market for organ
transplants.
The Director General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie
Okah-Donli disclosed this on Saturday
while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Okah-Donli said that cases of organ
harvesting was complicated but NAPTIP
would carry out full investigation in
order to bring perpetrators to book.
She decried the rising cases organ
harvesting in the guise of ritual killings
in some parts of the country.
“NAPTIP has decided to begin full
investigation because most of the times,
other law enforcement agencies go out,
they will come to tell us that the
suspected organ harvesting is a ritual
murder.
“And we have resolved to carry out our
independent investigation because the
law gives us the power to do that and
we have strong reasons to believe that
these are cases of organ harvesting.
“When that is established after our
investigation, we will go after everyone
found involved with the full arm of the
law” she said.
The director general said that NAPTIP
under her watch would continue with its
mandate of fighting all forms of human
trafficking in the country.
Organ trafficking is a form of human
trafficking and is an organized crime.
According to the UN Gift Hub, organ
trafficking falls into three categories.
Traffickers who trick the victim into
giving up an organ for no cost; con
artists who convince victims to sell their
organs, but who do not pay or who pay
less than they agreed to pay; and
doctors who treat people for ailments
which may or may not exist and remove
the organs without the victim’s
knowledge.

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