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Lady Remanded by The Police in Anambra While Trying to Bury Her Aborted Baby

AllNewsline 06/29/2020

A 24-year-old woman identified as Chidera Nwaoga have been arrested by the Police in Anambra State on her way to bury a foetus aborted from her uterus. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State Police Command, who disclosed this on Monday (today), said the Suspect was arrested with a premature baby girl concealed inside a rubber bucket on her way to bury the child inside the bush.

Haruna said, following a tip off on Tuesday June 20, at about 9:pm, the Police operatives, in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested a 24-year-old Chidera Nwaoga who is from Ofianta village Nsugbe but a native of Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State. He said the girl who was weak when arrested has now fully recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at Multicare hospital 33 since 20th June.

According to Haruna, the woman who was heavily pregnant approached a 51-year-old Odimegwu Ikunne, a quack and untrained chemist from Nando village but resides at Akpalagu village, who allegedly administered injection on her and aborted the pregnancy. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The PPRO further stated that some quantity of expired drugs and syringes were discovered at the premises of the quack chemist after further investigations were carried out.

Haruna also said that the case has been transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation, as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, adding that the decomposing baby was buried based on experts advise in order not to constitute health hazard to the public.

He also said the chemist who performed the abortion on her was also arrested. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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