Abortion: Parents Charged Over Daughter’s Death

Abortion: Parents Charged Over Daughter’s Death

A 15-year old girl Deborah Adegboyega has died as a result of complications from unsafe abortion allegedly procured by her lover and parents in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Abortion: Parents Charged Over Daughter’s Death

The incident happened at 7, Oriokuta Street, Imota, Ikorodu area Lagos state.

Her parents, Mr Segun Adegboyega and Mrs Adeola Adegboyega, Sodiq Sulaimon, the boyfriend of the girl have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the abortion.

It was gathered that the little girl was taken to a quack doctor who gave her some concoctions to drink and thereafter inserted an object into her womb through her private part to destroy the pregnancy.

After undergoing the abortion she had complications and started bleeding profusely until she died.

This angered their neighbours who reported the matter to the police at Ikorodu division.

The three persons were arrested by the police and transferred to Homicide Department at SCID, Panti, Yaba.

They are facing conspiracy and murder charges before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M.O. Olajuwon at Ebute Emeta Magistrate’s court Lagos.

According to police sources, the defendants were culpable because they allegedly conspired to terminate the foetus.

When they were charged to court, their plea was not taken.

The presiding Magistrate ordered that Sulaimon who impregnated the deceased be remanded in prison custody.

The parents of the girl were granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum pending the advice of the DPP.

The court also ordered that their file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP.

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