A 28-year old man, Olaolu Akorede who claim to be film producer has been arrested by the operatives of the Area J Command, Ajah, Lagos for allegedly procuring a harmful herbal liquid for his lover, Halimat, to drink for the treatmet orf daibetes which later terminated her pregnancy and damaged her fallopian tube. The concoction also lead to the death of her unborn baby.
The suspect was ordered arrested by the area commander in charge of Area J command, Ajah in Lagos, following a petition by Halimat through her counsel in the Chamber of Bislaw Legal Practitioner.
Halimat in a petition, said: “I met the suspect in New York, the United States of America in November 2016 while both of us were on vacation, we began a relationship.
When I came back to Nigeria, I noticed that I was pregnant and I called the suspect, who was still in the USA. I told him about the development and he was very happy on the phone.
Picture of the accused
He begged me to keep the pregnancy, that when he gets back to Nigeria, we will be getting married. He requested for a return ticket to come back to Nigeria and I spent N400,000 to purchase a return ticket for him.
When he came back to Nigeria, he also demanded and collected the sum of N2.5million from me to prepare for our wedding.The wedding that never was, instead, he went to Abeokuta in Ogun State, to meet a native doctor who prepared a herbal liquid for him which he claimed was for treatment of diabetics.
‘He convinced me to drink from the liquid and because I did not suspect anything, I drank from it unknown to me that it was to terminate my pregnancy.’ That which could have easily killed her as well.
‘After drinking the liquid, I began stooling blood and ended up in the hospital. Doctors later performed surgery on me and discovered that the herbal liquid had affected my unborn baby in my womb and damaged my fallopian tube. I am now appealing to the police to assist me to get justice.’
The suspect has since being arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court ona four count charge of, obtaining N2.5million under false pretence, procuring unknown herbal liquid for Halimat to terminate pregnancy, maliciously administering poison on Halimat which caused the death of the unborn baby in her womb
Police prosecutor, Inspector Okete Ejima, told the court in charge No. S/25/2017 that the accused intentionally procured the harmful liquid for the complainant to kill her and the unborn child.
He said the offences committed are punishable under sections 314, 147, 243 and 216 of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, denied the police allegations in the open court and magistrate Mrs. O. O. Otitoju admitted him on bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Otitoju adjourned the case till 22 May, 2017 for mention while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he will be able to fulfill his bail conditions.