Expectant mum suffers womb rupture in police cell

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Mrs Tosin Taiwo, is battling to save her unborn baby after allegedly suffering a womb rupture following her collapse in police custody on Tuesday. Taiwo claims she bled for 2 days in police cell before
being rushed to Randle General Hospital in Surulere, where it took doctors two hours to revive her.

She says she spent 4 days in detention at Surulere Police Station and was denied bail by the Investigating Police Officer (IPO). Mrs Louisa Njoku, who claimed to be acting on “orders from above”. Taiwo, who is in hospital at Agbado Ijaiye, say she was arrested last Saturday at Meiran Market over the N4.2m she is owing Ajibola Abudu, a businessman.

Taiwo, who is 8-weeks pregnant, says her scan result shows there is a rupture in her womb. She told The Nation yesterday that she suffered breath seizure in detention.

While giving her account of the incident, Taiwo said: “I was locked up for 4 days without bail. I bled on Saturday and Sunday, I also told the policemen that I was not feeling well but nothing was done. I was taken to Randle General Hospital but I left there on Tuesday evening.

I am now at a family hospital in my area where I have done scan and they said there is a rupture somewhere in my womb. It must have been caused by my inability to breathe while inside the cell. I could not cope there, I suffered breath seizure. The toilet was dirty and the stench in the cell was unbearable. It was choking. There was even no water to bath or anything. The experience was horrible.”

She said she borrowed money from the complainant to do business last May but was duped, adding that he rebuffed all her entreaties for a payment plan. Abudu, she claimed, insisted that she should pay the money once. Her husband, Olusola Taiwo, said the IPO disobeyed the order of Area C Commander, Tajudeen Bakare, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), to release her.

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