A 29-year-old mother of four, Mrs Chinasa Odah, has died in Abakaliki after she took drugs to abort pregnancy for one Mgbada Monday suspected to be her boy friend.
The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident.
Late Mrs. Odah, who hailed from Inikiri Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, according to DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the death, bled to death at Sudan Hospital, leaving behind four children.
The DSP said that the suspected boyfriend who administered the drugs on her would be arraigned after investigation as “the matter is still under investigation.”
The woman, it was gathered, had been sneaking out to have an affair with his 25-year-old boyfriend identified as Mgbada Monday, who allegedly impregnated her and administered the abortion substance on her, but unfortunately she died after bleeding profusely.
A community source revealed that the woman started bleeding and her husband, Michael Odah, who could not bear the pains his wife was going through, rushed her to Sudan hospital where doctors confirmed that she had taken a substance capable of damaging her womb, which led to her eventual death.
The source said further that she confessed that she was pregnant and her boyfriend gave her drugs to terminate the pregnancy, which caused the bleeding as she died immediately she made the statement.
The development was said to have been reported to the police station in Effuim and the suspect arrested.
Said the source: “Chinasa was bleeding from her private part. When she was pressurised to talk, she opened up that one Monday Mgbada, a man of about 25 years old impregnated her and administered abortion drugs on her as soon as she made that statement, she gave up the ghost. It is very painful, I must tell you the truth because to take care of orphans is a difficult task”.
Meanwhile, DSP Odah: “The man has been arrested and investigation ongoing and the suspect will be arraigned after investigation. The woman, 29 years old has four children before going for extra martial affairs.
“The law says hear-say is not an evidence in the court but when the originator is dead, it could be administered in the court if the statement was made in the gathering of the family.
“So, we have deposited the body in the mortuary. The man cannot be allowed to go because somebody is dead on this matter. The man will be charged for murder and the death declaration will be administered in the court for the presiding judge to decide. The court has the final say”.