A 30-year-old man alleged to be operating an illegal clinic and infecting a 6-year-old boy with HIV through transfusion of unscreened blood has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The state Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Lawan Bashir-Kano, disclosed yesterday in Lafia that the suspect, Jonathan Ibrahim, was arrested on July 17 .
He said that Ibrahim, who hails from Iwashi village in Doma Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following complaint about his activities from members of the public.
Bashir-Kano said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, unscreened blood to the patient in question at his facility last year,Vanguard reports.
Bashir-Kano said the command, in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health, as well as the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in the state would ensure that the suspect was prosecuted.