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 Thisday 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 told THISDAY that upon arrest , the illegal blood vendor confessed to selling the blood to a hospital here in Lagos for 7, 000 Naira.

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