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Driver claims boss deceived him into donating kidney to ailing brother



Nwoko Eric, a 42-year-old man, has spoken about how his former boss reportedly tricked him into giving one of his kidneys to the boss’ younger brother, only to forsake him once the transplant was complete.

The native of Abia State, who worked for the managing director of a company in Ikeja, De-Akasten Global Limited, explained to journalists on Tuesday in Gbagada Estate, Phase 1 of Lagos, that his boss had assigned him to drive his sick brother to the Saint Nicolas hospital in Lagos Island for dialysis in 2018 while his boss was abroad.

He said, “When he returned to the country, he appreciated me for taking his brother to the hospital and informed me that his brother’s kidney had failed and that in the next one week , he might lose his life. He asked if I could donate one of my kidneys to him.

“Thereafter, he told me to kneel down to pray for me and in the process, he rubbed a liquid substance on my head.”

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Eric further narrated how his boss promised to give him $20 million among other gifts, only to renege on his pledge.

“He told me that he would give me 20million dollars , buy a house for me in America and connect me to his rich friend in America where I would be driving big cars. I was excited.

“Thereafter, he called his brother to inform him that I had agreed to donate one of my kidneys to him. They took me to the hospital, I did many tests and the doctors said my kidney matched his brother’s.

“I was admitted for three days and on the agreed day, the operation was done. They gave me some medicines. But since 2018 till date, I have not been receiving treatment,” he said.

He further said, “A week after my boss rented an apartment for me, he directed me to resume work in the office, and that I would be paid N70,000 a month . He warned that anytime I failed to come to work over health issues , he would deduct N30,000 from my salary. Even when I complained that I was weak, he would shout at me , saying I could survive with one kidney.

“When I asked Mr Steve to give me the money and other promises he made before the donation, he kept delaying until I told my mother about what happened. All I want is for him to keep the promise he made before the surgery was done, so that I can survive with the remaining kidney I have. His brother is very healthy now, while I am dying. I was hungry and from a poor family. I thought giving one of my kidneys in exchange for compensation would change my life and my family’s.”

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