They were picked up this morning for allegedly aiding Gloria Apio to abort using local herbs.
Lira police is holding three women accused of aiding a 19-year-old girl to abort. Two of the suspects are 20-year-old Loyce Adero and Eunice Adongo, both residents of Obutuwelo B village in Ojwina Division in Lira municipality. They were picked up this morning for allegedly aiding Gloria Apio to abort using local herbs.
During interrogations, Apio told police that Adero approached her last week and convinced her to abort her three months pregnancy after her boyfriend abandoned her at their home in Obutuwelo B village in Ojwina Division. Adero reportedly advised her to insert a special herb locally known as Ototo into her uterus and instructed her not to remove it.
Apio says that the when the fetus failed to come out, Adero came inserted more herbs after which the fetus came out within two days. She explains that she mortgaged her suit case and paid Adero shillings 10,000 for helping her to abort. Apio says that she was worried to keep the child whose father had disappeared.
Francis Oledo, the Officer in Charge Ojwina Central Police Station says that they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says all the suspects are being held at Ojwina CPS under CRB/373/2012. He says that Adero and Adong have been charged with procuring abortion while Apio has been charged with carrying abortion. Both accused deny helping Apio to abort.
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