Wunmi, a 20 year old National Diploma student of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo State has tragically passed away after a botched abortion.
Her boyfriend who is also the herbalist who gave her a concoction to terminate the pregnancy is currently in Police custody according to Vanguard Newspaper.
The deceased who is an orphan was the daughter of a herbalist. The suspect, according to findings is an apprentice to the father of the deceased when he was alive. Vanguard gathered that the suspect has been showing a romantic interest in the deceased before her father’s death but was hindered because her late father disapproved of the relationship.
But when her father later died, the suspect walked his way into the heart of the deceased and a relationship ensued and he begin to fend for her. Some years into the relationship, the unexpected reportedly happened and the suspect reportedly prepared a concoction for his lover to terminate the unwanted pregnancy.
The deceased was said to have taken the concoction and after some days she developed severe abdominal pain. Sensing that trouble was knocking at his door, the suspect was said to have rushed her to a private hospital where the doctor who was recently picked up and quizzed by detectives helped them to evacuate the remnants of the pregnancy.
After the evacuation of the fetus by the doctor in the private hospital, her persistent complaint of abdominal pain made the suspect to relocate her to the State general hospital where she later gave up the ghost.
According to relatives, the deceased kept her pregnancy and abortion a secret. In addition, when initially admitted to the State General Hospital, the couple allegedly failed to disclose the relevant medical history (the abortion and evacuation).
Her grieving sister explained;
“It was a friend called Omololu who informed me that my sister has been admitted in the State specialist hospital and was critically ill. I rushed to the hospital to meet my sister in pain complaining of stomach ache. She insisted that the doctors should not give her injection or drips as prescribed.”