Police arrest four in Bauchi over death of pregnant lady

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By Suzan Edeh, Bauchi
The Police in Bauchi have arrested four people in connection with the death of a 23 years pregnant lady whose corpse was  abandoned in  Guru village in the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis along Bauchi Jos road.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Bauchi state police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed and made available to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi.

According to the statement, the police  received a report that a female corpse was dumped along Guru village along old Jos road, Bauchi by an unknown person.

Part of the statement read, “ 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 years 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 further added that the last two suspects who are community health workers admitted  that they administered Eprostol 111 through the cervix of the deceased to abort a 4 months, 2 weeks  old pregnancy at the cost of  N10,000.

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