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Sunday, May 26, 2013

23 Girls die after taking herbal abortion medicine

23 young ladies who wanted their unwanted
pregnancies terminated, have reportedly died after
they drank some herbal concoction from a native
home in Delta State
Leadership Nigeria reports Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, the
state police commissioner, who confirmed the
discovering of the illegal home, said no fewer than 23
females whose unwanted pregnancies were
terminated, died after drinking the concoction.
He explained that the detectives arrested the
operators who were mainly native doctors and quack
nurses and upon interrogation, confessed to the
crime.
The home is located around Ugborikoko in Uvwie
local government area.
The suspects claimed they were trained in traditional
medicine, especially in the use of concoction to
terminate unwanted pregnancies.
One of their victims, a 22-year-old house-help in the
area, identified as Endurance, recently died as a
result of abortion she had performed at the home.
It was learnt that the victim took ill and was rushed
back to the quack home where she died as a result of
complications from the abortion she allegedly carried
out in the abortion centre.
A test conducted on her death by medical experts
showed that she was pregnant and attempted to
abort it at the hands of the native doctors and quack
nurses in the home.
One of the suspects, the police boss disclosed,
identified as Ufuoma had made useful statements,
adding that the police recovered different bottles
with concoction and charms tied around sticks
including locally made guns.

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