Police Nab “Quack Doctor” over Death of 30-Year-Old Woman

A 30-year-old single mother, identified only as “Yetunde”, has reportedly died during an illegal abortion performed on her by a quack in Ikirun, Osun State.

Some residents of Are Ago compound where the deceased lived until her death told Radio Nigeria that her lifeless body was recovered by roadside at Idi Isin Area of Ikirun on Tuesday by police personnel.

The residents who did not want to be mentioned confirmed that the police had arrested one Najeem Adejumo, working in a private hospital in the area, where late Yetunde was believed to have done the abortion.

The deceased popularly known as “Iya Farida”, was described as easygoing by residents of the Are Ago compound who continued to wonder what could have led her to abortion.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer of Osun State Police Command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that police personnel recovered the unidentified body of the deceased by roadside on Tuesday at half past six in the morning.

Mrs. Opalola also said the command had arrested one Najeem Adejumo as a suspect in connection with the crime, adding that the man in police custody has made a useful confession.

She said the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo had directed thorough investigation into the incident, with an assurance that the suspect would be arraigned in court.

Adenitan Akinola

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