A mother of four, Mrs Kehinde Olakitan, has died while getting an abortion on her fifth pregnancy. She reportedly died at the Mojisola Maternity clinic owned by an alleged quack doctor, Salahudeen Jamiu, 56. The hospital is located at Onipanu area of Ogun State.
The woman’s corpse was dumped in front of a building adjacent to her house before her husband was called.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release on Sunday, said Jamiu was arrested on October 24.
His words: “The suspect was arrested following a report by the husband of the deceased who reported at Onipanu division that he received a call from one Dupe Odebunmi who claimed to be a nurse that his wife one Kehinde Olakitan was sick and on admission at Mojisola Maternity clinic belonging to the suspect.
“The husband stated further that on getting to the clinic, he found nobody there, but on his way back home, he discovered the corpse of his wife in front of a building close to his house.
“The Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu division, a Superintendent of Police(SP) Magdalene Adeniji detailed detectives to launch a serious manhunt for the Operator of the Maternity center. Their efforts yielded positive result when the suspect was arrested on the 24th of October 2019.
“When interrogated the suspect admitted carrying out an abortion on the deceased who was brought to him by her friend by named Dupe Odebunmi and that the deceased a mother of four died in the process.
“He confessed further that it was out of fear that made him dumped her corpse in the frontage of a house close to the woman’s residence.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the general hospital Ota mortuary for autopsy.”
According to Abimbola, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, has directed that the suspect be transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution.
He appealed to the public to always patronize qualified health providers whenever the need arises instead of seeking medical assistance from quacks and unqualified practitioners.