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Nigeria pregnant woman in Labour dies after she was allegedly delayed by Police officers


A Nigeria pregnant woman who was in labour identified as Waidat Adedeji, has reportedly died after she was allegedly delayed by policemen for not wearing face mask amid coronavirus Pandemic.

According to Reports, the Incident took Place at Ogun Waterside local government area, Ogun state.

The deceased pregnant woman in labour and was being rushed to Ita-Otu General hospital on a motorcycle by one of her children and they were stopped by police officers at Sowore checkpoint.

The police officers asked why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government. the Police officers reportedly delayed the motorcyclist for hours before they were later released and unfortunately the pregnant woman died some minutes after.

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According to Online sources, Youths in the commuinty blamed the police officers for her death, took her corpse and dumped it at the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters in protest.

Confirming the incident to Tribune online, the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, denied the claims that police officers caused the pregnant woman’s death.

He said; “Our officers were not responsible for the pregnant woman’s death. There were three occupants on a motorcycle as against the directive of the state government that only two people should occupy a motorcycle at a time.

“They were stopped and interrogated on why they did not obey the sit at home order. They informed the police that the woman was being conveyed to hospital for delivery, and having noticed that the woman was in pains, our men allowed them to proceed,”.

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