According to Tribuneonline, a man who claimed to be a medical doctor, Taiwo Ogunlana and a nurse, Kafayat Oyekola, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for carrying out an illegal abortion on one Miss Kemi Awoniyi.
Ogunlana, who claimed to have attended Lagos State University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing between 1979 and 1983, worked with the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.
He was also said to have been sponsored by the hospital authorities for Post-Basic Theatre course in 1987 and is presently the proprietor of Amu Medical Clinic registered by the Lagos State Private Hospital Authority and situated at 4, Church Street, Dalemo. Continue…
He told the court that Awoniyi was brought to his facility on July 6 at about 6:30 p.m. by the nurse.
He said the nurse told him that the lady had taken some drugs which resulted in abdominal pain for three days.
“When I checked her, I discovered that there was a foul odour emanating from her vagina and protrusion of the foetus which was already dead.
“The lady was cleaned and taken to bed to relax before going home. I charged N25,000 for the treatment but she said that she would contact her boyfriend whom I have not met before.
“This she did and the boyfriend said he would require my bank details to send money to me which he did not send up till now.”
He added that Kemi said she wanted to go home because she was afraid that her father would find out.
“She started feeling dizzy and I had to ask her to stay in the hospital only to discover that she was pale. I immediately ordered that she receive two pints of blood,” he said.
Ogunlana added that the nurse had worked with him for six months as an intern and had brought many patients to him for abortion which he did successfully, adding that she got commission for any patient she brought.
It was gathered the the victim was six-month pregnant before the abortion was carried out.
Speaking at the court, the nurse said the lady came to her and told her that she was having body pains because of some tablets she used.
“I asked her to come back on Monday which she did and on that day, I realised that she had a very bad odour coming out of her body.
“I took her to a doctor in Sango Ota who checked her and discovered that the tablet she took had affected her pregnancy,” the nurse said.
The charge against the duo read: “That you, Taiwo Ogunlana and Kafayat Oyekola, on the 6th day of July 2015 at Oke-odo area of Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully carry out abortion on one Oluwakemi Awoniyi, aged 31 years and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 145 of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The two of them pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate, Mr. L.A Layeni, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in the like sum. The matter was adjourned till August 31.