A Nigerian man and 5 others have reportedly been taken into police custody for duping about 200 sick patients in need of kidneys.
The men pretended to be World Health Organisation, W.H.O, certified buyers and sellers of kidneys based in Banaswadi, India and they had made use of the name of a super-speciality hospital and reputed doctors to lure people seeking kidneys for transplants.
Luck ran out for the members of the syndicate after they were tracked down by the police through their website following a complaint from a doctor, Shafiq M M, director of a private hospital.
The men have been identified as Esene Lovely, their kingpin from Edo State, Nigeria, Mohammed Ahmed Ismail and Marwan Faisal both from Sudan, Herendra, Jatin Tripura, and Kami Ranjan from India.
The gang claimed they were into buying and selling of kidneys and they would cut off communication after families paid them an initial deposit to the start the process.
The police recovered bank account details and ATM cards.
According to reports, they had allegedly taken money ranging between Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 on the pretext of insurance and registration from about 200 people.