Crime & Investigation

Human Organs Trafficking Case Hearing Flops

look geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The suspects on Wednesday turned up for the trial only to be told by the presiding Grade One magistrate, viagra Sarah Langa Siu that Magistrate Olive Kazarwe was away on official duties.

Prof. Vasudev Chaturvedi, 67, an Indian national and manager at Krishna Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) is charged jointly with Lt. Col John Kundau Wanguusi, 56, of UPDF Air base and a one Christopher Ogwanga, 23, an IT student at Makerere University of engaging in illicit trade in human organs.

However, the state prosecutor, Peace Biira, informed court that the police investigations into the case were complete and asked for a date for hearing. Consequently, the matter was fixed for hearing on September 24.

Prosecution alleges that on March 12, the accused abducted a one Mathias Sekyewa between Kampala and Entebbe with intent of extracting his internal organs which is in violation of the Constitution.

It also goes on to allege that Krishna Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) in India organized, facilitated and made preparations for sending of Mathias Sekyewa (victim) to India for the purposed of removal of his kidney.

The three were arrested after Sekyewa, who promised Shs 200m and a job in State House after the procedure, later reported them to them to police.

He claimed to have had a second thought on reaching India and asked to return home but the suspects refused and didn’t even allow him to communicate with his family.

He went on to say that Prof. Vasudev and the medical team allegedly drugged him and extracted one of his kidneys.

He claims that however on coming back, Ssekyewa says these obligations were never fulfilled and instead Wanguusi would threaten him every time he went to him for what he was promised.

It is alleged that the recipient of the kidney was Wanguusi’s son.

The deputy Police Force spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Police sanctioned a medical examination on the victim which showed that the his left kidney was removed.


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