- A medical doctor and a nurse were arrested over the death of a lady in Ogun state
- The lady allegedly died after doctor and his nurse carried out abortion on her
- Ogun state commissioner of police warned that abortion remains illegal and whoever caught engaging in it will be dealt with according to the law
The Ogun state police command has arrested one Dr Olawale Raji and a nurse, Funmilayo Olusegun, for allegedly carrying out an abortion that led to the death of a 35-year-old lady identified as Aminat Atisola.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the doctor and nurse were arrested on Thursday, July 26, after receiving a complaint from Bose Kazeem, a resident of Atan, Ota, who is the sister of the deceased, The Punch reports.
Bose said Aminat was two months’ pregnant and had contracted the service of the two suspects who worked in a private hospital for the abortion.
The doctor, alongside his nurse, reportedly carried out the illegal abortion in the house of the victim.
The police said Funmilayo’s health deteriorated shortly after the abortion and died while being rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said when the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Onipanu Divisional headquarters of the command at Ota, Sangobiyi Johnson, got the report, he led his team of detectives to the scene where the two medical practitioners were promptly arrested.
He said Aminat’s remains have been deposited in the mortuary of the state’s General Hospital, Ota, for post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for proper investigation and prosecution.
He warned that “abortion remains illegal and whoever caught engaging in it without any medical justification will have the law of the land to contend with.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Nigeria ranked top among countries where citizens are in search of abortion pills despite having abortions laws that are some of the most restrictive in the world.
According to a survey, Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in an abortion pill called Misoprostol.
Data of countries that search for abortion pills the most was sourced from Google.
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