Friday, 12 April 2013

A 24-Year Old Woman Died A Month to Her Wedding After being Injected by A Doctor

A 24-year old woman, Sophia Ifeoma Obi, has died after she was injected by a suspected quack doctor.
She was allegedly administered with an obnoxious substance following an undisclosed ailment in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

It was gathered that the tragic incident happened just a month to her wedding when she visited her fiance in Lagos in preparation for the marriage.

The 46-year old man, Ojelabi Jonathan, who injected her, has been arrested and is facing trial.
Trouble started when Jonathan went to Sophia’s fiance’s house at DF 47, Shagari Estate, Ipaja, Lagos and allegedly mixed an obnoxious substance and injected her and she immediately started vomitting and became unconscious.

When she was rushed to a hospital, she was certified dead and was taken to a mortuary.
The late Ifeoma was from Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, and met her fiance known as Obi who is a clearing agent and they agreed to marry each other.

According to their neighbours, she usually visits Obi and goes back to her parents and it was during her last visit that this incident happened.

The matter was reported at Ipaja Police station and Jonathan was arrested.

Then it was later transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba for investigation. Jonathan was charged before the court presided over by Mrs M.A. Ladipo, for alleged criminal termination of Ifeoma’s life. His plea was not taken.

The court ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody, while the prosecutor was ordered to duplicate his case file and send it to DPP for advice.

When the reporters visited Obi’s house at Ipaja Tuesday, he was not around to comment on the matter.

His neighbours expressed shock over what happened and described the late Ifeoma as a simple and good woman who would have made a good wife.

They also said that since the incident happened, Obi usually goes to work early in the morning and returns late in the night.

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