Police operatives in Anambra State have arrested a woman who went to bury an aborted child. Also arrested is the quack chemist who allegedly carried out the abortion.
The arrest was made following a tip-off On the 26th of June, 2020 at about 9 pm, police operatives attached to 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group following a tip-off, arrested one Chidera Nwaoga ‘f’ aged 24 years who lives at Ofianta village Nsugbe but a Native of Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State.
Suspect was arrested with a premature baby girl concealed inside a rubber bucket on her way to bury the child inside the bush before she was apprehended.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman who was heavily pregnant approached a quack and untrained chemist one Odimegwu Ikunne ‘m’ aged 51 years of Nando village but resides at Akpalagu village, Nsugbe who allegedly administered an injection on her and aborted the pregnancy.
Meanwhile, a search was executed at the premises of the quack chemist and some quantity of expired drugs/ syringes were recovered while the said Chidera, who was weak and lost much blood when arrested has now fully recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at Multicare hospital 33 since 20th June,2020.
Consequently, the decomposing baby was buried based on experts advice in order not to constitute health hazards to the public. The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc* has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation, please.
SP Haruna Mohammed,PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.