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Two arrested for alleged abortion, murder

NIGER, Nigeria – The State Police Command has arrested two suspects for allegedly performing an abortion that led to the death of one Hannatu Usman, 23 of Gauraka Village in Tafa Local Government Area of the state.

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Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Friday.

Usman said on Nov. 6 at about 9.30 a.m, one Favor Usman, of Gauraka Village reported the case at Tafa Police Division.

Usman said the complainant reported that her sister, one Hannatu Usman, 23 was impregnated by a suspect (name withheld), who gave her N4, 000 to abort the pregnancy at a chemist in Gauraka.

He said the incident resulted in complications and she was rushed to Sabon Wuse General Hospital.

The commissioner said the victim was confirmed dead at the hospital, adding that the police succeeded in arresting the suspect and the owner of the chemist.

The police commissioner said that the two suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

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