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Police arrest quack doctor, another over pregnant woman’s death

The Kano State Police Command has arrested a fake doctor, Chidera Ugwu, and another person for allegedly injecting a pregnant woman to death.

This is contained in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, a copy of which was made available to PUNCH Online on Wednesday night.

The statement partly reads, “On 20/12/2023 at about 1030hrs, a report was received from one Nura Balarabe of Tofa LGA Kano that one Ukasha Muhammed, aged 19 years, of Langel Village, Tofa LGA Kano impregnated his sister, Amina Bala, aged 19 of Kwanar Mahuwa Tofa LGA Kano.”

He said Muhammad conspired with one Chidera Ugwu, 24, of Lanbum Banki Tofa LGA Kano and administered injections and drugs to the said Amina Balarabe with the intent to cause miscarriage which resulted in her death.

The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested and had since confessed to the crime adding that investigation revealed that Ugwu has allegedly been administering fatal injections to pregnant women, leading to tragic consequences.

Similarly, he said, the command has also apprehended a notorious thug, Yusuf Haruna, popularly known as Lagwatsani in the Dala local government area of the state for allegedly stabbing a renowned Imam, Mallam Sani Mohammed Shuaibu to death.

“In a separate incident, the command has apprehended a notorious thug, Yusuf Haruna aka Lagwatsani, 18 of Dala LGA of Kano responsible for the senseless murder of renowned Imam, Mallam Sani Mohammed Shuaibu, 45,” he said.

He said the suspect, (Haruna) attacked and stabbed the Imam with a sharp knife at his back while performing ablution, leading to his death because the victim warned him (Haruna) and his gang to stop smoking Indian hemp around the Mosque premises.

“CP Usaini Gumel, assures the public of the Command’s commitment to thorough investigations in both cases. The objective is not only to bring perpetrators to justice but also to deter others contemplating such criminal actions,” he added.

He said the CP urged the public to report any suspicious activities to the nearest Police Station or through emergency contacts for prompt action.

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