By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A 24-year-old girl, Chidera Nwaoga, a native of Izzi In Ebonyi State who was allegedly caught with a premature baby girl concealed in a rubber bucket has been arrested by Police operatives attached to 33 Division in Anambra State.
The suspect who the police arrested in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group was apprehended while on her way to bury the child inside the bush.
Also arrested was a quack drug dispenser, Odumegwu Ikunne, aged 51.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident said that the suspect who was heavily pregnant, approached a quack drug dispenser, one Odumegwu Ikunne to administer injection for purposes of aborting the child.
He said, “It would be recalled that on the 20/6/20 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 LGA of Ebonyi State.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman who was heavenly 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 injection on her and aborted the pregnancy.
“Meanwhile, 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 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 health hazard to the public.
“The Commissioner of Police CP John Abang, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation”.