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A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Bariga Lagos, for allegedly running an illegal blood bank. He was arrested by the Lagos Police Command led by the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal on Tuesday. It was reported that the man was allegedly draining blood from children in his one-room apartment and selling same to some clinics.

The Police was able to recover seven pints of blood from his house at number 18, Kusa Busstop, Bariga.

The suspect’s business was actually going fine until he drew some pints of blood from a young boy, on a normal day he gives N2000 naira to his victims and sells for around N7,000.

The young boy Ayomide Adesanya passed out after the suspect drew a total of four pints of blood from the victims’ body within a week. This drew attention to him and later led to his arrest.

Confessing to his actions, the suspect said he sold the blood for N7,000 but gave the donors N2,000. He also mentioned that he was trained five years ago at the Nigerian Institute of Laboratory Science Technology as a lab scientist.

Speaking on the last victim’s case, he said he did not know that he was 17 that he thought he was 20.

The Child Protection Network also commented on this incident, they said blood was collected with a cannula in a stuffy room, where the suspect lived with his nursing wife and baby, they also said it is so bad because even hospitals and clinics are collecting and using the blood.

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