DETECTIVES in Ondo State have arrested a quark nurse over the death of an 18-year-old girl, Omolayo Afolabi, who she helped to terminate a two-month pregnancy in Iju/Itaogbolu area of the state.
Also arrested by the police is Joseph Endurance, the deceased lover said to have been responsible for her pregnancy.
The quack nurse, Favour Adebiyi, was reportedly approached by the deceased to help her abort the pregnancy.
It was gathered that the deceased, who was introduced to the quack nurse by one of her friends, informed her to help them terminate the pregnancy since her boy friend was too young to father a child.
The nurse was said to have given her some drugs to use which, according to information, led to her untimely death.
It was gathered that the drugs taken at night by the deceased later led to some complications.
Instead of seeking medical help, the deceased, according to report, thought she could still salvage the situation until the pain became unbearable and resulted in her death some 24 hours after she administered the drugs.
The news of her death later got to her family members following which one of them reported the case at the Iju Police station.
In a swift response, some detectives were deployed to the town and they met the lifeless body of the deceased which they took to the General Hospital in Iju for autopsy.
Contacted, the image maker of the command, Wole Ogodo, confirmed that the quack nurse and the boyfriend of the 18-year-old deceased are being detained.
Ogodo said the two suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.
He noted that the quack nurse had confessed to the crime, adding that they have been transferred to the CID division of the command for further questioning.