Nigerian Music Video Director, Hg2 Remanded In Prison For ‘Poisoning’ Pregnant Girlfriend
A Nigerian video
director and CEO of Hg2filmworks, Olaolu Akorede, has
been remanded in Ikoyi prison, Lagos, for allegedly poisoning his pregnant
girlfriend and killing their unborn child.
was arrested by policeon Tuesdayand
arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate court on a four-count charge of
obtaining N2.5 million under false pretense, procuring unknown herbal liquid to
terminate pregnancy, maliciously administering poison which caused the death of
an unborn baby.
Police prosecutor, Okete Ejima, told the court
that the accused intentionally procured the harmful liquid for the complainant
to kill her and the unborn child.
The accused, however, denied the allegations in
the open court and the magistrate, O. O. Otitoju, admitted him on bail in the
sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Otitoju also adjourned the case tillMay 22for
mention, while the defendant was taken to Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he
would be able to fulfill his bail conditions.
Olaolu, however, denied almost all the
allegations, but admitted that he procured an herbal liquid to treat his
estranged lover’s diabetic condition.
The 28-year-old director is alleged to have
procured a harmful herbal liquid for his lover, Halimat, to drink for the
treatment of diabetes, which later allegedly terminated her pregnancy and
damaged her fallopian tube.
His arrest followed a petition by Halimat
through her counsel in the Chamber of Bislaw Legal Practitioners.
Her petition read, “I met the suspect in New
York, U.S, in November, 2016 while both of us were on vacation and began a
relationship. When I came back to Nigeria, I noticed that I was pregnant and I
told him about the development and he was very happy on the phone. And he
begged me to keep the pregnancy until he returns to Nigeria for us to wed.
“He requested for a return ticket to come back
to Nigeria and I spent N400,000 to purchase a return ticket for him. When he
came back to Nigeria, he also collected the sum of N2.5 million from me to prepare
for our wedding. But instead, he went to Abeokuta, Ogun State, to meet a native
doctor who prepared a herbal liquid for him which he claimed was for treatment
She added, “He convinced me to drink it and
because I did not suspect anything, I drank from it. Unknown to me, it was to
abort my pregnancy or to kill me. After drinking it, I began stooling blood and
ended up in the hospital. Doctors later performed surgery on me and discovered
that the herbal liquid had affected my unborn baby and damaged my Fallopian