An Apapa Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos has arraigned one Olamilekan Yusuf, 19, for allegedly procuring abortion drugs for his 14-year-old girlfriend.
Yusuf, a resident of Turner Eradiri Street, in Ajegunle area of Lagos is facing a one count charge of procurement of abortion drugs with the intention of inducing a minor.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 27 at his residence.
He alleged that the accused, had on several occasions slept with the 14-year-old who also happens to be his neighbour.
“When the accused discovered that his girl friend was pregnant, he convinced her to take abortion drugs, since they were not both ready to cater for a child now.
“The young girl started having severe stomach pains after taking the abortion drugs and she was also bleeding.
“The parents of the 14-year-old girl discovered that their daughter was acting strange and was also in so much pain, they decided to take her to the hospital for medical attention.
“The girl later confessed to her parents that Yusuf, who was responsible for the pregnancy, gave her drugs to terminate it.
“The case was reported to the police and the accused was immediately arrested,’’ Kokoye told the court.
He said the offence contravened provisions of Section 145 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr M.A Etti, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
Etti adjourned the case till January 12, 2017 for further hearing.