Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Woman and quack nurse arrested while aborting 12-year-old’s pregnancy

This girl (pictured) who isn't even a teenager yet but has been raped many times by her aunt's husband! 

As if that's not enough, a quack who called herself a nurse the goes ahead to perform an abortion on her. 

A 12-year-old girl, simply identified as Favour, has been rescued by the police in the Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos State, where her aunt and the husband allegedly took her to get rid of a pregnancy.

According to PUNCH Metro, Favour had been allegedly raped several times by her aunt’s husband, identified as Johnbull Dike, a tricycle rider, before she conceived.

It was learnt that while Favour was put in police’s care, a manhunt was launched for Johnbull who fled the area after the police rescued the girl.

It was gathered that Dike’s wife and the nurse who was caught during the abortion have been arrested by the Akinpelu Police Division.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the girl was allegedly taken to the nurse on Sunmola Street, Mafoluku, on Wednesday, May 4 and some residents gave a tip-off to a child rights’ group, Child Protection Network, which involved the police.

Favour was said to be four months pregnant. 

It was said that Johnbull, a father of three, and Happiness, however, found out that Favour was pregnant in February, after which they bundled her to stay with their trader friend in Mafoluku, to hide the evil deed.

However, the woman was said to have returned Favour to the couple in April, saying she could not afford to take care of her.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Johnbull and Happiness, who lived on Brown Street, subsequently took Favour to the quack nurse to get rid of the pregnancy; she didn't succeed and the police had to take her to a proper hospital to get the remaining foetus out. 

Our correspondent learnt that the matter was also reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team in Alausa.

Favour did not inform her aunt about the rape, because the suspect had allegedly threatened to kill her if she did, it was gathered. 

At the police station, Happiness said that her husband had fled from the house since the day of her arrest.

The story they initially painted to the nurse was that the girl was raped by an unidentified hoodlum.

 Favour was seen at the station before she was taken to the state command headquarters in Ikeja.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were on the trail of Dike.

Source: The Punch