A 55-year-old herbalist, Badmus Olusegun, has been arrested for allegedly administering a poisonous concoction to a 25-year-old lady, Zainab Agbaje.
The police at the Ifako division arrested and detained Olusegun at a police cell at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, of the Lagos State Police Command for the alleged murder of the 25-year-old housewife who was reported to have been three weeks pregnant.
According to a police report, obtained by SaharaReporters, the incident occurred on Monday, November 30, when Zainab accosted Olusegun to assist her in getting rid of the pregnancy.
After administering the concoction to Zainab, she reportedly went home where she lived with her husband, on Moshalashi Street, Ifako Gbagada, and developed stomach pains
She was after that rushed to the General Hospital, Gbagada, where she confessed to her husband, Babatunde Agbaje, that she took concoctions from the herbalist and the drink went wild inside her.
She later became unconscious and was confirmed d**d by a doctor at the hospital.
According to the police report, the husband, Babatunde, explained that his wife initially complained of stomach pains on Monday.
“I called a nurse to come and treat her at home. But the pain persisted. On Wednesday at about 4 am, my wife confessed to me that she was three weeks pregnant. She said that on Saturday, she went to one Olusegun, a herbalist who gave a native drug or agbo to drink to flush out the three weeks old pregnancy. She took the drugs on Monday”, he narrated.
The police report noted that the corpse had been deposited at the Gbagada General Hospital for an autopsy and the preliminary investigation was in progress.
The report reads, “At about 4.58 pm on Wednesday, one Babatunde Agbaje of Moshalashi Street, Ifako Gbagada, came to the charge room and reported that his wife, late Mrs. Zainab Agbaje, aged 25years complained of stomach pain.
“On Saturday, she had gone to a herbalist who gave her a native drug to drink to flush out the pregnancy, which she took on Monday. The suspect has been arrested; detectives have visited the hospital, and the corpse has been deposited at Gbagada General Hospital for autopsy. A preliminary investigation is in progress. The case file and the suspect had been transferred to the SCID Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation thereafter”.