A man in Lagos has been charged for manslaughter for his role in the death of his 15-yr-old lover.
Sodiq Sulaimon, 20, appeared before an Ikeja High Court on Thursday for allegedly procuring abortion for his unnamed lover, 15, who died in the process.
Sodiq is facing a one-count charge of manslaughter brought against him by Lagos State Government, for which he pleaded not guilty.
“Sodiq Sulaimon, on or before December 11, 2012, about 4p.m., at 7 Oriokuta Street, Imota, Ikorodu Lagos, in the Ikeja Judicial Division, did unlawfully kill girl (names withheld) by procuring abortion for her,” the charge stated.
At the resumed hearing, a witness, Sergeant Elizabeth Osikanlu, told the presiding judge, Justice K. A. Jose, that the matter was referred to her after one Femi Adegboyega came to the station to report that the defendant impregnated his niece and gave her drugs to abort a five-month-old pregnancy.
According to her, the defendant admitted having sexual intercourse with the deceased sometime in October 2012 and giving her two tablets to prevent pregnancy.