BY ERIC OLUSESAN
The Anambra Police Command has that announced the arrest of woman who was attempting to bury a dead baby who died through an she illegally procured abortion from a quack local Chemist that on the 20 June 2020.
According to a Press Statement Signed by SP Haruna Mohammed,Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of Anambra State Police Command on behalf of Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command said at about 9:pm,following a tip off, Police operatives attached to 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested one Chidera Nwaoga ‘f’ aged 24 years of Ofianta village Nsugbe but Native of Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Suspect Chidera Nwaoga aged 24 years of Ofianta village Nsugbe,native of Uzzi Local Government Area of Anambra nab burying her baby.
Police 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 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.
He was said to have allegedly administered injection on her that forcefully induced and prematurely aborted the pregnancy.
SP Haruna Muhammad said a search at the premises of the quack Chemist, recovered some quantities of expired drugs/ syringes, while the said Chidera, who was weak and lost much blood when arrested was immediately rushed to Multicare Hospital on June 20 ,2020.
She has now fully recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at Multicare Hospital.
According to the statement, under strict medical advice the fast decomposing baby was buried based in order not to constitute health hazard to the public.
The Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID, Awka, State Capital for thorough investigation.