The Ogun State Police Command has initiated an investigation into the death of 39-year-old Afusat Ololade, who passed away in the Ita Baale area of Ifo. The incident occurred around 4:07 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Reports indicate that Ololade died shortly after receiving an injection of unknown substance. She had been receiving treatment at the residence of a local native doctor, identified as Alabede Libagi, due to a brief illness. Realizing he could no longer manage her condition, Libagi allegedly sought the assistance of an auxiliary nurse, Oyin Israel, who administered the fatal injection.

Following Ololade’s death, police arrested Libagi, Israel, and the motorcyclist who transported them. The arrest was prompted by a report from the deceased woman’s daughter. The body was taken to a nearby general hospital, where her death was confirmed.

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Odutola Omolola, the police command spokesperson, confirmed the arrests and stated that a thorough investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

This case echoes a similar incident in 2018, when a native doctor, Olawale Raji, and a nurse, Funmilayo Olusegun, were arrested for their involvement in the death of a pregnant woman following a botched abortion. The woman, two months pregnant at the time, sought their services at a private hospital. She experienced severe complications shortly after the procedure and died while being transported to a Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta for further treatment.