‘Quack doctor’ arrested over death of pregnant housewife


The police in Ogun State have arrested a 56-year-old quack doctor,
Salahudeen Jamiu, for allegedly carrying out an abortion that led to
the death of a housewife.
Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, yesterday, said
the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband of the
He said the complainant reported at the Onipanu police division that
he received a call from one Dupe Odebunmi who claimed to be a nurse
that his wife, Kehinde Olakitan, was sick and on admission at Mojisola
maternity clinic, belonging to the suspect.
Oyeyemi said the husband told the police that he found nobody at the
clinic, but on his way back home discovered the corpse of his wife in
front of a building close to his house.
“Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu Division, SP Magdalene Adeniji,
detailed her detectives to launch a serious manhunt for the operator
of the maternity centre. Their efforts yielded a positive result when
the suspect was arrested on the 24th of October 2019,” Oyeyemi said.
He said, on interrogation, the suspect admitted carrying out an
abortion on the deceased who was brought to him by her friend
identified as Dupe Odebunmi. The suspect also reportedly said that the
deceased, a mother of four, died during the abortion.
The police spokesperson said the suspect confessed further that, out
of fear he dumped her corpse in front of a house close to the woman’s
The police have recovered and deposited the corpse of the deceased at
the general hospital, Ota mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Bashir Makama, has ordered the
transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal
investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and
Makama also appealed to members of the public to always patronise
qualified health providers instead of going quacks and unqualified

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