Lagos orders probe of alleged organ harvesting involving teenagers


The Lagos government has urged the Police Command to look into the alleged removal of two girls’ ovaries by two doctors.

One of the victims is the daughter of a General Overseer of a Pentecostal Church in the Iyana Ipaja area of the state.

The Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has asked Commissioner of Police Idowu Owohunwa to probe the matter.

In a letter, the agency said Miss Precious Ikechukwu and Miss Theresa Obam, ages 19 and 17, narrated the alleged involvement of Mrs. Blessing Adeleke.

The church member allegedly took them for a surgical Egg Retrieval in River Hood Hospital, Abeokuta, and PF Hospital Surulere, Lagos, without their consent.

The teenagers said Adeleke promised N80,000 compensation if they provide their menstruation to the hospital and threatened to kill them if the information is disclosed.

“They further alleged that they were given an injection to inject themselves for 14 days after which Mrs. Adeleke took them to PF Hospital in Surulere where the surgery of removing their eggs from their ovaries was done.

“Miss Precious and Miss Theresa alleged that they have been feeling severe pain in their abdomen after the surgery was done,” the DVSA letter reads.

It added that the claims against Adeleke constitute Unlawful Possession of Human Parts, according to Section 238 Punishable Under the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The agency requested the assistance of the police in ensuring that the case is “adequately investigated and justice served”.