GHANA: 16yr Old JHS Graduate dies of Abortion

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A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Junior High School graduate, Lami Seidu is reported dead in an attempt to abort a two-month old pregnancy.

Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE, the Begoro district police commander, DSP Samuel Odame confirmed that a complaint was lodged at the Police station by the brother of the deceased, Seth Nkansah over suspected abortion attempt by the deceased and that she had been rushed to Begoro Hospital.

However, due to the worsening condition of the deceased she was transferred to the Koforidua Regional Hospital where she died.

He said the police demanded some answers from doctors to help conduct thorough investigation. According to DSP Odame, the inquest provided by the doctors at the Koforidua Regional Hospital confirmed that the deceased died of septic abortion.

He stated that, the police are conducting investigations into the matter, adding that no arrest have been made and said the police are yet to identify and invite the boyfriend of the deceased to assist in investigation.

Sources indicated that the deceased took the abortion medicine and kept indoors for three days, however, the pregnancy did not terminate, but instead developed serious complications which ended her life.

The deceased was part of the candidates who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination.

 
 

Source: Daily Heritage

 

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