A 37-year quack nurse, Bukky Oduntan who carried out an illegal abortion on a housewife has been arrested by the Ipaja/Ayobo Police Division.

It was gathered that the nurse who resides at Alaja area of Ayobo, Lagos State, in collaboration with Bola Oyegoke, from Oyo State who resides at 29, Oshin Street, Ayobo area of Lagos State, south-west Nigeria, aborted a five months old pregnancy for Isiaka’s 18-year old mistress, Sherifat Yinusa, also of the same area.

It was gathered that Sherifat Yinusa was tricked by her husband and Bukky the nurse pretended that she was to undergo a pregnancy test. Bola Oyegoke, a mother of one had been married to Isiaka for two years without a child.

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It was also gathered that the nurse, Bukky Oduntan, had been arrested for another illegal abortion in February, 2009 at Ipaja/Ayobo Police division but she managed to strike a deal with the family of the victim and the case was dropped.

Isiaka claimed to be ignorant of the abortion. He said, “I did not know that they wanted to abort the pregnancy, what they told me was that they wanted to do a pregnancy test for her. How will I abort the pregnancy that I’ve been looking for in the last two years?”

Contacted, Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Frank Mba, said “this is a clear case of illicit abortion, masterminded by a quack nurse and a jealous housewife and they will be made to face the full the wrath of the law”.

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—Dedeigbo Ayodeji, Adeyinka Olubunmi & Salimon Oyinkansola