Fresh claims by Dr. Jeremiah Ojonemi Alabi Abalaka have stocked a two-decade old controversy over a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine that can cure not just the dreaded disease but also hepatitis c virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV).
A sole survivor out of the thirty ECOMOG soldiers, who contracted HIV and was sent to Dr. Abalaka in 1999-2000, when he claimed he had cure for the virus, Mohammed Farouk Awalu has come out to say Dr. Abalaka is a liar and a fraud.
Mr. Awalu in a video posted online claimed that Dr. Abalaka used him a and his colleagues for experiment, thereby killing twenty-nine of them and infecting him with Hepatitis B virus.
This revelation is coming days after Dr. Abalaka posted a video accusing the united states of exploiting Nigeria and the people living with the virus by selling toxic drugs for the treatment of the disease and at a very exorbitant price.
He also claimed that the federal government of Nigeria has refused to accept his cure, adding that they failed to welcome scientific discoveries thinking he is a “masquerade thinker”.
However, Mr Awalu in his video said Dr. Abalaka is a sham, claiming that he has a cure for hepatitis c, which already has a cure with less than hundred dollars (thirty-five thousand naira), pointing out that the other hepatitis do not have cure but can be treated just like HIV virus that can be treated with anti-retroviral drugs.
He, therefore called on the Nigerian government and all relevant stakeholders to come to the aid of Nigerians and hold Dr. Abalaka accountable to his deeds.
Mr. Awalu added that if truly Dr. Abalaka has a cure for the viruses as claimed he should release his vaccines for further testing and evaluation by scientists, pointing out that “you don’t reveal a breakthrough on the pages of a paper, you go through a scientific journal”.
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Abdulkabir Ibrahim has called of Nigerians to dissociate a themselves from people who claim to have cure to HIV and Aids.
Mr Abdulkadir who noted that the claiming to have cures to the disease have failed to demonstrate that their treatment works, but added that the are just fraudsters.
He pointed out that HIV Aids has no cure at the moment adding that what is available are Anti-Retroviral drugs.
He added that when the drugs are used appropriately used, the persons living with HIV/AIDS can live a normal life and have a low chance of transmission.