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  • Updated: May 24, 2024

Kwara: Police arraign four suspects over missing placenta

Kwara: Police arraign four suspects over missing placenta

Kwara State Police command has  arraigned four suspects before magistrate court over a missing placenta which occurred at the Cottage Hospital at Iloffa town in the Oke-Ero local government area of the state

The placenta was declared missing last Sunday at the hospital after the hospital attendants took the delivery of a daughter of one Mrs. Williams Bukola.

The four suspects arraigned before the court are, matron of the  hospital, Dr. Ajibola Joseph, Mrs Alabi Peace, who took the delivery and a Ward attendant, Mrs. Adewunmi Toyin.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR) obtained in Ilorin on Thursday, Dr. Ajibola Joseph and the matron, Mrs. Olanrewaju Joseph, were on Wednesday arraigned before the magistrate for committing an offence, titled, "Negligent conduct causing danger to person or property contrary to section 196 of Penal code".

The duo were, however, granted bail by Magistrate A. A. Issa while the case was adjourned to June 26, 2024 for hearing.

Meanwhile on Thursday in another Magistrate court of Chief Magistrate Qudus Adebayo, the bail for Mrs. Alabi Peace, who took the delivery and the Ward attendant, Mrs. Adewunmi Toyin, who allegedly disposed the missing placenta were denied.

While Mr. Oluwaseun Oluwayomi Ikubami and C. M. Chima appeared for Mrs. Adewunmi Toyin, Chief Isaac Adebayo and Mrs. Bukola Owoniyi represented Mrs. Alabi Peace.

Mr. Hassan Sheu represented the complainant.

Though Chief Magistrate Adebayo said he did not have jurisdiction over the case, she, however, denied bail of the suspects as a result of the sensitivity of the matter.

After the arguments of both parties, Chief Magistrate Adebayo ruled that, "I have considered the application of the clients, on the bail of the two defendants and hereby ruled that the bail application be refused.

"They (suspects) are to be remanded at the Correctional Facility in Ilorin.

The case has been adjourned to June 13, 2024.

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