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Reported kidney donor to Israeli student not our son, says Jadesimi



READERS that have been applauding the reported kind gesture of

one Smith Jadesimi, 28, who claimed to be the son of Nigerian billionaire, Ladi Jadesimi, and donated his kidney to a 21-year-old Israeli law student in far away Israel, which was published in The Guardian yesterday, have now been disappointed following the disclosure by the Jadesimi family that the said Smith is an impostor who goes by the name Edafe Ofor.

Ladi Jadesimi is the executive chairman of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, and a director at FCMB. According to him, the family does not know and has never had any contact with the said Edafe. He said that the picture is a fraud and the boy has been going about deceiving people.

The Guardian had reported that young Smith had made Nigeria proud in Israel, when he allegedly gave his kidney to Omaima Halabi, a 21-year-old law student from Israel, who he had never met.

According the media unit of the Synagogue Church, which released the story, Smith had searched the Google engine for the words, ‘people who need help’ and discovered the website of a non-governmental organisation — Matnat Chaim — Hebrew word for Gift of Life, an organisation that desperately seeks organ donors. His resolve to donate the kidney began in December 2014, after listening to the message of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, on the act of giving.

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