Four Arrested In Bauchi Over Death Of Pregnant Lady

Men of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested four people in connection with the death of a 23-year-old pregnant lady whose corpse was abandoned in Guru village in the state.

According to a press statement signed by the Bauchi state police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed and made available to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi, the police received a report that a female corpse was dumped along Guru village along old Jos road, Bauchi by an unknown person.

“The scene was visited by detectives led by Dpo, GRA division. The victim was later identified by her father as Blessing Musa Abarshi, 23 yrs and from Gudum Sayawa, Bauchi. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim died as a result of complication arising from illegal abortion.

“The names of the four suspects that were arrested are 21 years Iliya Markus of Railway Quarters; 22-year-old Kefas Adamu of the School of Agric Quarters, Yelwa; Ahmed D. Ahmed and Abdulrashid Bibi, who are community health workers at Comprehensive Health Centre, Tashan Babiye, the statement read in part.

The statement added that the last two suspects who are community health workers admitted to administering Eprostol 111 through the cervix of the deceased to abort a 4 months, 2-week-old pregnancy at N10,000.