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Court Finds Doctor Culpable of Murder of Pregnant Woman

Ruth Bamidele, Lagos

A Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos on Monday held that a 35 year old medical doctor, Edeye Monday is culpable over an alleged murder of a 22 year old pregnant woman, Tolani Aderoju.

6446-000031Magistrate Adekorede Ajibade, said, “a murder case has been established against the accused, consequently, his case will be transferred to a court of superior record.”

She said that legal advice from DPP has established a prima facie case of unlawful killing against the accused.

Earlier on July 31, 2012, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Anyanwun,

while arraigning Edeye in court, said the defendant on May 29, 2012, injected Aderoju with some unknown drugs, while attempting to abort her pregnancy.

The prosecutor had told the court that Aderoju’s mother, in her complaint said her daughter had informed her that she was pregnant for one Mufutau Alonge and that Alonge had taken her daughter to Edeye’s private clinic for an abortion.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant, after injecting Aderoju with drugs, but could not terminate the pregnancy, rushed to another, where she died.

Anyanwu said the offences contravened section 221 of Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

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