Detectives from Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence of Lagos the State Police Command, Panti-Yaba, yesterday, arraigned a 64 year-old nurse, Taiwo Ogunlana before an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, on a count charge bordering on alleged unlawful abortion.
Charged along with the 64 year-old nurse was a 35 year-old Kafayat Oyekola, who is also a nurse.
The detectives alleged that the 64 year old nurse, whose medical facility bears Anu Medical Centre, situated at 41, Church Street, Dalemo, Sango, Ogun state, and Oyekola of 7, Arogundade Street, Aboru, Lagos, had on June 6, 2015 carried out an unlawful abortion on one Oluwakemi Awoniyi, 31.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Cousin Adams, is contrary to and punishable under section 145 of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2011.
The charge against the accused reads; “that you Taiwo Ogunlana, Kafayat Oyekola, on June 6, 2015, at Oke-Odo area of Lagos state, in the Lagos state magisterial district, did unlawfully carry out abortion on one Oluwakemi Awoyemi, aged 31, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 145 of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2011.”
The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Counsel to the accused persons, Mr. Alli Abba, urged the court to admit them to bail in a liberal term.
However, the prosecutor, Inspector Adams, opposed the bail application, and informed the court that the victim was still receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
However, the presiding magistrate, Mr. Nurudeen Ayeni, admitted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties each.
The matter has been adjourned till August 31, for mention.

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