A 25 year old mechanic, Idris Oke, was on Monday arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistrate’s Court, for deceiving his girlfriend to take abortion pills that have landed her in critical condition at the hospital.
In the matter before Chief Magistrate Okeagu Azubike, Idris was charged with conspiracy and aborting the pregnancy of his girlfriend, Miss Janet Onah. The police prosecutor, Philips Akogwu, told the court that Miss Janet, a resident of Kuruduma village, Abuja, reported the case at Asokoro Police Station on February 21.
According to court document, the accused and a pharmacist deceitfully administered some drugs to Miss Janet which led to her miscarriage on February 18. “The pharmacist administered some drugs to her on the pretence that it would make her sleep,” Mr. Akogwu said.
The police prosecutor informed the court that Onah had since been on admission at the National Hospital, Abuja, due to the effect of the drugs.
He told the court that the offence contravened sections 79 and 232 of the Penal Code.
On his part, Idris pleaded not guilty. He admitted that he took Miss Janet to a pharmacist but added that it was done with her consent.
“She was the person who begged me to take her to the pharmacist to get some drugs that would abort the pregnancy because she is a student and did not want the pregnancy to hinder her studies,” he argued.
Following his plea, the chief magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum. He then adjourned the case to March 26 for hearing.