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Kano police arrest fake doctor over teens death during abortion


The Kano State Police have apprehended a 24-year-old man identified as Chidera Ugwu, alleged to be a fake medical doctor engaged in the unlawful termination of pregnancies.

The arrest comes after the suspect, in collaboration with another individual, injected a 19-year-old pregnant girl to death.

In a statement, the Command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, provided details of the incident.

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He stated, “On 20/12/2023 at about 10:30 hrs, the police received a complaint from one Nura Balarabe of Tofa LGA Kano that one Ukasha Muhammed of Langel Village Tofa LGA Kano impregnated his 19-year-old sister and conspired with Chidera Ugwu and injected her to death.”

According to the police spokesman, the suspects administered injections and drugs to the girl to induce a miscarriage, ultimately leading to her tragic death.

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The arrested suspects have reportedly confessed to the crime during police interrogation.

“Investigations revealed that the said Chidera Ugwu is a fake doctor and has allegedly been administering fatal injections to pregnant women, leading to tragic consequences,” Kiyawa added.

Authorities are conducting further investigations into the activities of the fake doctor to determine the extent of the harm caused by his alleged illegal medical practices.

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