Court remands 21-year-old photographer over death of girlfriend via abortion


Muhammed  Zubairu says he had sexual intercourse only three times with late girlfriend.

For the 21-year-old photographer, Muhammed Zubairu, life is no longer the same, as a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State on Monday, November 29, remanded him in prison for allegedly causing the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Miss Sane Fidelis.

Muhammed of Sabon Pegi, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area, was said to have contravened sections 60 and 204 of the penal code law by illegally administering the abortion pill to the late girlfriend.

However, the suspect admitted impregnating Miss Fidelis as well as causing her death while trying to abort the pregnancy.

After administrating the drugs with an intention of killing the baby, Miss Sane Fidelis, developed some medical complication and subsequently died at the Specialist Hospital in Yola.

The matter was earlier reported to the police in Mayo Belwa council by the deceased’s sister, Siyona Fidelis, on November 4, 2021, after which the accused person was apprehended.

The defendant agreed that he had sexual intercouse with the deceased on three  occasions only, and that when the girl approached him with the pregnancy, they bought some drugs to terminate it.

He added that to prove that she truly took in for him, he gave her the drugs and asked her to take it.

The accused said that the deceased took the drugs on the spot after which she started complaining of her stomach pain and later died of complication.

When asked to enter his plea, the defendant told the court that he committed the crime as alleged after the First Information Report was read to him as applied by the prosecutor, ASP Francis Audu.

ASP Francis, prayed the court to adjourn the matter to enable the prosecution compile case file and transmit same to DPP for legal advice.

While ruling, Magistrate Alheri Ishaku ordered the remand of defendant in prison custody and adjourned the matter to December 13, 2021, for further mention.


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