The police in Zuba, Abuja, have launched an investigation against three persons over a 17-year- old girl’s pregnancy, and subsequently conducted illegal abortion on her.
The vigilantes’ commander in the area, Musa Alhassan, while speaking with City & Crime at the weekend, said the matter was initially reported to their office last week by the girl’s parents, who said their daughter was abducted.
“They complained that the girl, a JSS 3 student, was being kept by one Jamilu Abdullahi, 41, the first suspect, for over two weeks, following their discovery that she was pregnant.
“We located the girl in the custody of the suspect at Chaza community, Suleja where he rented a room. Alhassan further stated that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime during their investigation, and hence the matter was taken to his guardians in Suleja town, where an agreement was reached, on how he should take care of her, as well as marry her, after delivery”.
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He said unknown to them, while the discussion was ongoing, the suspect on the other hand gave N10,000 to some friends to abort the pregnancy.
“She was given an abortion tablet by a second suspect, a pharmacist in Madalla town, and later an injection by a third suspect, another pharmacist in Suleja town, all in Niger State,” the vigilante leader said.
He also said the three suspects were handed over to the police in Zuba early last week, while the girl who was five months pregnant before the said abortion, was taken to a clinic in the town for medical attention.