The Police in Lagos State have arrested two medical doctors and two nurses who allegedly carried out abortions on a teenager, who was impregnated by a pastor at the Agodo-Egbe branch of a popular Pentecostal church.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and later discharged after it was discovered that the pregnancy was not properly evacuated.
The teenager said the pastor had been sexually violating her since she started living with him at age 10.
She said the pastor had impregnated her four times, alleging that with the connivance of a doctor, her guardian perfected four abortions on her without her consent.
The bubble burst last Tuesday after the victim, who had just returned from a lab where the fourth pregnancy was illegally terminated, fainted while packing her belongings as she tried to leave the pastor’s house.
She was rushed to the hospital where it was discovered that the pregnancy was not properly evacuated.
During interrogation, the suspect, who was apprehended by residents and handed over to police at Area ‘M,’ Idimu, indicted two doctors and two nurses.
Among the suspects was a popular columnist on health matters in one of the national dailies.
The girl identified the doctors as those who had carried out abortion on her.
She disclosed that one of the doctors carried out three abortions, while the other did it once.
“I started living with daddy (the suspect) after the demise of my parents at age 10. He would give me some drugs to drink and also put on adult film.
“Each time I got pregnant, he would take me to a hospital. Whenever this doctor (pointing at one of them) wanted to do it, he would inject me, saying that the injection was for malaria.
“He would also tell me that it might result to me loosing blood.”
The police said the suspects will be charged to court.