Nigerian man involved in kidney racket bags two years jail sentence in India

David Uzoma Ubah, 37-year-old Nigerian national said to be involved in kidney racket has been sentenced to 2-years imprisonment in India.

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The suspect who was arrested at a rented accommodation in Bengaluru on October 4 last year, created a fake look alike website of Fortis Hospital and Kidney Institute, Kolkata, India and floated an advertisement asking for kidney donations. His prison sentence which was passed on  Friday, August 3, came with fine of Rs 1 lakh.

The Kidney racket suspect who was brought to the city on transit remand and was charged under IPC sections (420 and 467) dealing with cheating and forgery along with sections under Information Technology Act, was arrested based on a complaint filed by Mohit Arora, the facility director of the hospital at Rashbehari Avenue in Kolkata.

Ubah was lodged in Alipore jail before he was handed the prison sentence by a Bankshall court.

“In the advertisement Ubah had sought for kidney donors and had claimed that the donors would be compensated by the hospital itself. In another website mentioning the name of the hospital, another similar advertisement was floated with the name and mobile number of a doctor, claimed to have been associated with the hospital,” said a senior officer at Lalbazar.

This is coming after it was reported that the Indian police busted an “interstate kidney racket” and arrested nine people in North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday.  Police sources said the accused used to sell kidneys in exchange for hefty amounts ranging from Rs 20,000 to lakhs. The racketeers used to contact people using fake profiles on social networking sites and chat forums. Of the nine accused, two had sold a kidney of their own. The accused operated from a rented house in Mitrapara. The owner of the house, Biswajit Pal, and a staff member of the water supply department of the Naihati Municipality, Sarfaraz Ahmad, were also involved.

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