Human beings only need one of their two to survive, making the bean-shaped body parts the most trafficked organs in the world. Nigeria has made unwanted international headlines as former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife stand trial in London for alleged trafficking and illegal organ harvesting. The couple is accused of flying a teenage boy from Nigeria to donate a kidney to their daughter. Similar tales of desperation are common across the country.
When they got to India, the donor disappeared. Eventually my nephew returned home after we had been scammed. He died three weeks later
In an interview with The Africa Report, Joe Igbokwe, a Lagos engineer, recalled how his 50-year-old nephew died of kidney failure a few years ago despite the large sums of money his family raised to try and save his life. Igbokwe said his nephew, an only child, had been in contact with a
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