Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old girl, Chidera Nwaoga, for attempting to bury an aborted baby.
Also arrested alongside Miss Nwaoga was a 51 years quack chemist by name Mr. Odimegwu Ikunne, who allegedly masterminded the abortion of the baby.
The incident happened in Nsugbe, Anambra East local government area of the state.
The police also recovered some expired drugs in the chemist’s shop.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested with a premature baby girl concealed inside a rubber bucket on her way to bury the child inside the bush.
The spokesman for Anambra state Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the arrest was made successfully following a tip-off.
His words: “On 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”.
” The 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.
“Meanwhile, a 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 a health hazard to the public.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation”