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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday said it arrested the leader of a syndicate selling and buying human organs for trafficking to foreigners.

The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the commission said the suspect, Ukaeje John Emeka, also known as ‘Dr. Phil Mark, ‘Dr. Donald Phillip, and ‘Dr. Wesley David was arrested based on established intelligence on his suspicious fraudulent internet dealings.

He was arrested on April 16, 2021, at Rumukparali, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

A statement signed by the agency said preliminary investigations showed that the suspect was leading a syndicate of fraudsters falsely presenting themselves as medical doctors, with a human organ bank, particularly kidneys for sale and purchase.

”Victims of the syndicate include people with renal disease and even healthy people desirous of selling their organs in Nigeria; India; Pakistan; Indonesia and United Arab Emirate.”

Items recovered from the suspect are, one Nigerian passport, one Republic of Cote D’Ivoire passport, nine ATM cards, one black-coloured HP laptop, one gold-coloured Tecno L9 plus phone, one- gold coloured Samsung Galaxy J8 and one ash- coloured Lexus ES 330 salon car.

”The Commission is on the trail of other members of the syndicate within and outside Nigeria.” It added.