from Akamkpa Local Government Area, Godswill Umoren, for allegedly
injecting a pregnant woman, Mrs. Uduak Udofia, in an attempt to abort
The injection, Southern City News reports, led to the death of Mrs. Udofia on February 11, 2017.
Umoren, who claimed to be a chemist, was said have administered the
injection following the advice of the deceased’s husband, Mr. Sunday
Parading the suspect alongside 21 other alleged criminals at the
headquarters of the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar, the
state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, said that the
administered injection was meant to terminate the pregnancy of the
Inuwa said the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to the court.
“On February 11, 2017, one Sunday Udofia reported at Akamkpa Police
Division that a chemist identified as Godswill Umoren had, in a bid to
terminate and abort the pregnancy of his wife, Uduak Udofia,
administered injection which led to her death. The suspect has confessed
to the offence and will soon appear in court.”
But Umoren, who is an indigene of Ikot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State,
admitted to administering the injection despite not being a qualified
health worker. He said,
“I was the one that gave her the injection. Her husband called me to his
house to examine his sick wife. I asked her what happened, she said
that she was having body pain and they bought drugs for her. When I gave
her the injection initially, she did not die.
“I am not a medical personnel, I learnt how to administer drugs and
inject patients from my brother who is a doctor. I only helped her to