A 22-year-old man has been arrested for impregnating and securing abortion for the pregnancy of a 17-year-old girl.

According to spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, the incident happened in the Bariga area of the state. 

He said the command was on the trail of the nurse, who helped the young man secure the abortion for the teenager. 

He said, "On 6/12/2019 at about 1639hrs,  Bariga Police Station received a complaint that one Amusa Hammed, 22, defiled a 17-year-old girl (name withheld ). 

“She was taken to Mirabel Center Ikeja for medical treatment and forensic examination. The medical report showed that she was pregnant and had an abortion. 

“The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the commission of the crime. 

“The nurse who helped him in procuring the abortion was identified. Detectives are on her trail.

“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspect be charged to court.”

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