suspect, Favour Stephen, an indigene of Benue State, was said to have
been arrested after an informant called the police to report the
suspect who was seven months pregnant and resident of Zuba, a satellite
town located along the Abuja/Kaduna, highway, was said to have
relocated to Apo, to stay with her friends in an uncompleted building
where she allegedly carried out the abortion.
sources told Daily Sun, that Favor, who lived with her parents until
the incident, contacted a herbalist whom she told she wanted some
concoction to abort her pregnancy.
The herbalist, who is nowhere to be found, was said to have handed over some concoction in a bottle to her which she took.
to the confessional statement of the suspect, shortly after taking the
concoction, she immediately relocated from Zuba, to join her friends at
Apo and told them about her plans.
Sun, gathered that barely 24, hours after she took the concoction, she
started crying and complaining of severe stomach pain, which attracted
some residents in the area.
Few hours later, she went into force labour and delivered a baby boy said to have been alive at the time of birth.
delivery, the suspect and her friends allegedly strangled the baby to
death and wrapped it up and put it in a cellophane bag and dumped the
body somewhere in the bush.
unknown to them, one of the residents who was attracted to her cry when
she complained of severe stomach pain, kept watch on them to get to the
root of the matter.
say the good neighbor followed them from a distance when he saw them
carrying a cellophane bag into the bush late in the night.
dumping their garbage, the informant was said to have gone to the spot
to unravel the content only to find a dead baby and immediately reported
the incident to the police that stormed the crime scene picked the
evidence and arrested the suspect and her friends and took a photograph
of the dead baby.
the police station, she was said to have confessed to the crime and
said one of her colleagues who is a married man actually got her
She denied that the pregnancy was seven months old, saying she thought she was four months pregnant.
Apo, police division Monday, transferred the case to the Criminal
Investigation Department (CID), since it’s a murder case and that the
suspect would be charged for murder of an innocent Nigerian child.