Nigerian doctors say Thaci is involved in organ trafficking

The Nigerian Medical Association in Imo State has accused billionaire and governor Rochas Okrocha of trafficking human organs.


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He is accused of doing so “with officials of Turkey and Croatia, and with Hashim Thaci.”

Thaci is currently Kosovo’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

Belgrade-based daily Blic writes that the association’s president Philip Njemanze spoke about this “after an emergency meeting of the association in Owerri, the state capital.”

Nigeria’s website quoted Njemanze as saying, “For the first time in human history, a government has declared itself an organ trafficking cartel – Imo State government is using the state health facilities to facilitate organ trafficking network,” and adding:

“Foreign collaborators of the state government from Turkey, Kosovo, Croatia and others are already here in Imo to perfect creation of the network. It is an international network with Rochas as its local head. A former prime minister of Kosovo is the head of organ trafficking in Europe and he is a friend of Okorocha.”

Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS is reporting that “a government office” has stated that the accusations are “an old story that Nigeria’s security services dealt with in the past.”

It is also stated that Okrocha visited Kosovo in March 2012 when he met with then Thaci’s deputy Behgjet Pacolli and Trade Minister Mimoza Kusari Lila.