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Muhammed Zubairu, a 21-year-old photographer, has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, over the d*ath of his pregnant girlfriend, Miss Sane Fidelis.
The suspect, was on Monday, November 29, arraigned for criminal conspiracy and causing d*ath by an act done with an intent to cause ab*rtion which contravened sections 60 and 204 of the penal code law.
He admitted impregnating Miss Fidelis as well as causing her d*ath while trying to ab*rt the pregnancy. It was gathered that he conspired with a friend and administered the dr*gs to the deceased in an effort to carry out a clandestine ab*rtion where they ended up term*nating her life.
After administrating the dr*gs with an intention of term*nating the pregnancy, Miss Sane Fidelis, developed some medical complication and subsequently d*ed at the specialist hospital in Yola.
The defendant, who was arrested on November 14, 2021, told the court that he had s*x with the deceased on three occasions only, and that when the girl approached him with the pregnancy, they supplied some dr*gs in order to term*nate it. He added that in order to prove that she truly took in for him, he gave her the dr*gs and asked her to take it.
The deceased took the dr*gs on the spot after which she started complaining of her stomach pain and later d*ed of complication. Ruling, Magistrate Alheri Ishaku ordered the remand of defendant in prison custody and adjourned the matter to the December 13, 2021, for further mention.