The global economic crunch affecting all spheres of life is seriously taking its toll on Nigerians abroad as they have resorted to selling their kidneys and other sense organs for money.
Sources revealed that these Nigerians, who are finding life unbearable, are actively seeking markets to sell their kidneys online and have been making journeys to countries in Asia – Malaysia and India, particularly to sell usually one of their two kidneys.
These kidneys go for over $30,000 (about N5million) the spoil: $5 – 10 million which translates to about $30, -60,000 for vital blood feltoring, Red blood cell (RBC) generating organ has become a booming market also for them.
Some Delta and Edo Indigenes, LEADERSHIP investigation revealed, top the list of the traders’ as they often times, work with sophisticated online network of vendors, agents resellers and hunters, who actively seek candidates sometimes going to the extent of kidnapping them and supplying these usually desperate, hopeful – for – a – Quick fix to life’s financial dreams.
Further investigation revealed that various internet centres across Delta and Edo States are reportedly besieged by these “desperate traders” who reportedly pay for several hours to browse the internet for the deals.
At Cowen Plaza along Nnebisi road, Asaba, Delta State, hundreds of young internet browsers are seen well-dressed going into the centre to carry out their intention.
These “experts”, it was gathered, excavate organs and Ice transplant centre from the internet, hoping t to strike a deal with potential customers among Asians, Middle Easterners and Europeans on the waiting list hoping for that fresh, cheap kidney.
“Sometimes, kidneys are harvested with meager remuneration given the donor, or rather, seller-pay as little as $5,000 for the vital organ, and many others die at operation or soon after,” a source said.
Meanwhile, the police in Asaba Delta State are haunting for some suspected ritualists in Ibusa who were reportedly said to have removed vital organs of unidentified corpses in the area.
Police spokesman in the state, DSP Charles Muka confirmed to newsmen over the weekend in Asaba that ritual activities in Ibusa have been a source of concern to the law enforcement agents in recent times adding that detectives have been sent out to fish out some suspected persons allegedly involved in the act.
While disclosing that six persons were last week arrested in connection with ritual murder in the area, DSP Muka said the Police would do everything possible to put a stop to ritual activities in the area.
He commended the press for its support, especially in reporting activities on the successes achieved by the Police in the fight against crime.