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24-year old woman, chemist arrested for trying to bury foetus after abortion in Anambra


A 24-year old woman, Chidera Nwaoga, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to bury a foetus at Nsugbe in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

WuzupNigeria reports that Nwaoga was arrested alongside a patent medicine dealer, Odimegwu Ikunne.

Ikunne, 51, was alleged to have performed an abortion on Nwaoga, after terminating the pregnancy she concealed the foetus inside a rubber bucket on her way to bury it inside a forest.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.

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He said expired drugs were recovered from the medicine dealer’s shop, while the foetus had been buried.

“Following a tip-off, police operatives attached to 3-3 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested one Chidera Nwaoga (24) of Ofianta village Nsugbe but a native of Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State,” he said.

“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 pregnant approached a quack and untrained chemist, one Odimegwu Ikunne (51) of Nando but resides at Akpalagu village, Nsugbe who allegedly administered injection on her and aborted the pregnancy.

“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 recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at multicare hospital 3-3.

The PPRO said the foetus had been buried “based on expert advice in order not to constitute health hazard to the public.”

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He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.