The Police in Lagos has arrested a 45-year-old man, Achibulu Paul, who lures minors to his apartment used as illegal blood bank in Shomolu area of Lagos, where he collects their blood and sells to hospitals. It was gathered that at the end of each collection, he would give the minors N2,000. He had reportedly been engaged in the illegal act until last Saturday, when one of the minors, collapsed after the suspect collected six pints of blood from him.
Preliminary investigation, according to Lagos State Police Command, revealed that the ailing teenager had his blood collected twice last week by the suspect. The first collection of three pints of blood, as gathered, was done last Monday. Five days later another three pints of blood was allegedly collected by the suspect before the teenager fainted moments later.
The Command’s boss, Imohimi Edgal, visited the suspect’s illegal blood bank/laboratory which also served as a residential apartment for his family, where seven pints of blood suspected to have been taken from the minors were recovered.
When asked what he used the blood for, the suspect said: “I sell it to hospitals and several other laboratories for N7,000 per pint.
The hospitals have been visited and the Managing director and staffs have been ordered to come to the station to share their side of the story.