Walvis Bay abortion suspects granted bail
02 Nov 2017 15:00pm
WALVIS BAY, 02 NOV (NAMPA) Two women charged with committing an illegal abortion here in September this year were on Thursday released on bail.
Magistrate John Sindano granted 26-year-old Ella Ketu Linea Mangudu and Selma Kalimbo, 25, bail of N.dollars 1 000 each and postponed the case to 05 February 2018, to allow further police investigations into the matter.
Court records indicate that Mangudu allegedly runs an illegal abortion business, where she charges women after helping them to get rid of foetuses.
In September she allegedly conducted a successful abortion on Kalimbo for which she charged N.dollars 600, which led to their arrest.
She allegedly inserted a stick into the reproductive organ of Kalimbo and told her to remove it after several days.
After following the instructions, Kalimbo allegedly removed the stick and the foetus, suspected to be two months old.
After the abortion, Kalimbo was first admitted to hospital for medical attention under police guard before appearing in court.
Mangudu may face more than one charge of abortion as initial police investigations suggested that she had performed similar abortions on another woman.