28-year-old Olaolu Akorede of Hg2filmworks, has been arrested by the operatives of the Area J Command, Ajah, Lagos for allegedly procuring an harmful herbal liquid for his lover, Halimat, to drink for the treatment of diabetics, which later allegedly terminated her pregnancy and damaged her fallopian tube.
His arrest followed a petition by Halimat through her counsel in the Chamber of Bislaw Legal Practitioners. Halimat, in the petition, said:
“I met the suspect in New York, U.S, in November, 2016 while both of us were on vacation and began a relationship.
When I came back to Nigeria, I noticed that I was pregnant and I told him about the development and he was very happy on the phone. And he begged me to keep the pregnancy till he comes back to Nigeria for us to wed.
He requested for a return ticket to come back to Nigeria and I spent N400k to purchase a return ticket for him. When he came back to Nigeria, he also collected the sum of N2.5m from me to prepare for our wedding.
But instead, he went to Abeokuta, Ogun State, to meet a native doctor who prepared a herbal liquid for him which he claimed was for treatment of diabetics. He convinced me to drink it and because I did not suspect anything, I drank from it.
Unknown to me, it was to abort my pregnancy or to kill me. After drinking it, I began stooling blood and ended up in the hospital. Doctors later performed surgery on me and discovered that the herbal liquid had affected my unborn baby and damaged my Fallopian tube.”
Akorede, however, denied almost all the allegations, but admitted that he procured herbal liquid for her to treat her diabetics. He was arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate court on a 4 count charge of obtaining N2.5m under false pretense, procuring unknown herbal liquid to terminate pregnancy, maliciously administering poison which caused the death of an unborn baby.
Magistrate Mrs. O. O. Otitoju admitted him on bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. He is to remain in Kirikiri prison till the bail conditions are met.