April 17, 2024

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 death of his pregnant girlfriend, Miss Sane Fidelis.

The suspect, was on Monday, November 29, arraigned for criminal conspiracy and causing death by an act done with an intent to cause abortion which contravened sections 60 and 204 of the penal code law.

He admitted impregnating Miss Fidelis as well as causing her death while trying to abort the pregnancy. It was gathered that he conspired with a friend and administered the drugs to the deceased in an effort to carry out a clandestine abortion where they ended up terminating her life.

After administrating the drugs with an intention of terminating the pregnancy, Miss Sane Fidelis, developed some medical complication and subsequently died at the specialist hospital in Yola.

The defendant, who was arrested on November 14, 2021, told the court that he had sex with the deceased on three occasions only, and that when the girl approached him with the pregnancy, they supplied some drugs in order to terminate it.

He added that in order to prove that she truly took in for him, he gave her the drugs and asked her to take it. The deceased took the drugs on the spot after which she started complaining of her stomach pain and later died 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.

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