Police in Anambra have arrested one Chidera Nwaogaw, 24, who attempted to bury an aborted child.
Police said the suspect was arrested with a premature baby girl concealed in a rubber bucket while on her way to bury the dead child in a bush.
Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, SP Haruna Mohammed, said that on June 20 around 9pm, following a tip off, police operatives attached 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilance group arrested one Chidera Nwaoga, ‘f’, 24, of Ofianta village, Nsugbe but a native of Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
They also paraded a quack chemist, who allegedly carried out the abortion during which the police recovered expired drugs in his shop.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman, who was heavily pregnant approached a quack and untrained chemist, one Odimegwu Ikunne, 51, 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 had lost much blood when arrested, has now fully recovered due to urgent medical attention she received at Multicare Hospital 33 since June 20.
It was learnt that the decomposing baby was buried based on expert’s advice in order not to constitute health hazard to the public.
Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID, Awka for discreet investigation.