A 24-year-old lady was arrested by the police while on her way to the aborted baby in Anambra. The lady in question is identified as Chidera Nwaoga was arrested around 9 pm at Ofianta village in Nsugbe on June 20.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said, the chemist who performed the abortion on her was also arrested.
The statement read;
“It would be recalled that on the 20/6/20 at about 9:pm, following a tip-off, Police operatives attached 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested one Chidera Nwaoga ‘f’ aged 24 years of 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.”
A search executed at the premises of the quack chemist led to the recovery of expired drugs/syringes.
The statement added;
“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 advise in order not to constitute a health hazard 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.”