Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested a quack chemist who allegedly carried out abortion on a 24 years old woman who was nabbed while attempting to bury the dead child. The command while stating that it recovered expired drugs in the alleged quack Chemist shop, recalled that the incident occurred on the June 20, 2020, at about 9pm.
According to the Command , following a tip off, Police operatives attached to 33 Division, in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group , arrested the suspected Abortionist, identified as Chidera Nwaoga of Ofianta village Nsugbe but Native of Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State. Suspect was said to have been 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 said to have been heavenly pregnant, approached a quack and untrained chemist known as Odimegwu Ikunne , aged 51 years, of Nando village , but resides at Akpalagu village,Nsugbe , who allegedly administered injection on her and aborted the pregnancy.
Police said when search was executed at the premises of the quack chemist, some quantity of expired drugs and syringes were recovered
Meanwhile, the said Chidera, who was said to have been weak after losing much blood. as a result of the said abortion, was said to have fully recovered following urgent medical attention she received at multicare hospital, 33, since 20th June,2020.
However, police said that the decomposing baby was buried based on experts advise in order not to constitute health hazard to the public. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Mohammed Haruna, said that the State Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Awka, for discreet investigation.