Godswill Umoren, a 30-year-old drug dispenser in Akamkpa LGA of Cross River State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly injecting a pregnant woman, Mrs. Uduak Udofia, in an attempt to abort her pregnancy.
The injection led to the death of Mrs. Udofia on February 11, 2017. Umoren, who claimed to be a chemist, was said have administered the injection following the advice of the deceased’s husband, Mr. Sunday Udofia.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, said that the administered injection was meant to terminate the pregnancy of the deceased. Inuwa said the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to the court.
Umoren, who is an indigene of Ikot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State, said: “I am not a medical personnel, I learnt how to administer drugs and inject patients from my brother who is a doctor. I only helped her to recover.”