Quack nurse bags seven-year jail term over ‘failed’ abortion in Ado- Ekiti
A quack nurse, Taibat Jegede, popularly called
Alhaja, was Tuesday, reportedly sentenced to 7 years
imprisonment in Ado Ekiti for killing a client, one Seyi
Ibitoye, after attempting to carry out an abortion on her
which allegedly went bad.
The prosecution counsel, led by Femi Onipede who
disclosed that the accused had once been imprisoned
on a similar charge, called six witnesses to prove that
the accused administered injections on the deceased
who died of bleeding complications in May 2012.
Reports also indicate that Onipede further led witnesses
in evidence to reveal that the defense was a quack
nurse, who dropped out from the College of Health
Technology, Akure in 2006.
abortion was one of the series carried out by the
accused and it was done in her one bedroom
apartment, where she was a neighbour with the
deceased, adding that exhibits recovered from the
accused include pieces of syringe with
needles, injections, and gloves among others.
Meanwhile, Alhaja who claimed to be a licensed agent,
claimed she had worked in different places, including
the British American Tobacco clinic in Ibadan, the
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and
eventually in Rauz Hospital, Apo in Abuja.
The lady who is in her 30’s, reportedly claimed that she
had treated the deceased for body pains when she
complained of irregularities from her menstrual period.
evidence administered were the best guide to convict
the accused, since a trial court can convict on even
single evidence proven beyond reasonable doubt.
The Judge, however, sentenced Alhaja to seven years