A I5-year-old student of the Damongo Senior High School died after taking in some drugs given to her by her boyfriend to abort a three-month old pregnancy.

The student, Adimpong Nimo, suddenly fell sick on April 19, 2008 and was rushed to the Wenchi Government Hospital where she died the following day.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Northern Regional Police Command, Inspector Albert Johnson, who made this known to the Daily Graphic in Tamale at the weekend, stated that while she was on admission, Nimo confessed having been given some medicine by her boyfriend, Christopher Nsoah, to abort the pregnancy.

According to the PRO, a post-mortem examination had, however, revealed that the deceased was not pregnant. Christopher was subsequently arrested by the police and he is currently assisting them in their investigations.

In a related development, a 16-year-old girl has been arrested by the police at Bole for allegedly committing illegal abortion on April 22, 2008.

The suspect, Samata Iddrisu, was, rushed to the Bole Government Hospital for treatment.

Upon interrogation, she mentioned Issah Mahama and Donkor Ababio as those who had impregnated her and also, administered some herbal concoctions to her to abort the pregnancy.

The three suspects are all in police custody pending further investigations.

Source: Daily Graphic