A 56-year-old quack doctor has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly carrying out abortion on a mother of four, which led to her death.
The suspect identified as Salahudeen Jamiu and owner of a maternity clinic in Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, was arrested on October 24, following a complaint lodged at the Onipanu Police Division, Ota by the husband of the deceased, The Sun reports.
In a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the husband of the deceased told the police that he received a phone call from one Dupe Odebunmi who claimed to be a nurse and informed him that his wife, Kehinde Olakitan, was sick and on admission at the clinic belonging to the suspect.
He stated further that on getting to the clinic, nobody was in the building, but on his way home, he discovered the corpse of his wife in front of a building close to his house.
Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onipanu Division, Magdalene Adeniji, detailed detectives to launch a manhunt for the operator of the clinic. Their efforts yielded result and the suspect was eventually arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect admitted carrying out an abortion on the deceased. He added that the mother of four was brought to him by her friend, one Dupe Odebunmi.
He confessed further that it was out of fear that made him dump her body in the frontage of a house close to the woman’s residence.
The body of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue at the state General Hospital, Ota, for autopsy.