It was double tragedy for a young man who lost his girlfriend through abortion and at the same time faces a murder charge at a Magistrate’s court, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
The 35-year old Edeye Monday was arraigned before a Yaba magistrate’s court in Lagos State, yesterday for allegedly killing his lover, Tolani Adeuja, 22, while attempting to abort her 5-month pregnancy. He allegedly administered some drugs on her.
The incident happened at 5, Odo Street, Adexson bus stop, Akesan, a suburb of Lagos.
Monday reportedly administered some drugs to terminate Tolani’s pregnancy and ended up killing her and the unborn baby.
The late Tolani after taking the drugs started bleeding profusely and collapsed.
While being rushed to a hospital, she died on the way.
The doctors merely certified her dead at the hospital.
Monday was arrested by the police at Igando division. After preliminary investigation, the police transferred the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba.
He was charged to a Yaba magistrate’s court where he is facing a one-count charge of murder before the presiding Magistrate, Mr. P. A. Adekomaya. His plea was not taken because he was on a holden charge.
The court ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody and his file duplicated and sent to the State Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice.The matter was adjourned till 27 August, 2012 for mention.