A 20-year-old man, Sodiq Sulaimon, yesterday appeared before an Ikeja
High Court for allegedly procuring abortion for his 15-year-old lover
(names withheld), who died in the process.
The defendant 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 killed 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-
According to her, the defendant admitted having sexual intercourse with
the deceased sometime in October 2012 and giving her two tablets to