A 28-year-old woman, Mrs. Lola Fakuajo has died during childbirth at a mission home in Ondo State.
The state government, then blamed a midwife, Mrs. Victoria Paul for the tragedy as she was accused of flouting the directive of compulsory referral of all pregnant women by the government to its health facilities for safe delivery.
Mrs. Paul was arrested by police at her mission home, Apostolic Church, Popoola Street, Stadium Road, Akure.
Mrs. Fakuajo was being attended to by the unlicensed midwife before she reportedly ruptured her womb and was rushed to Mother and Child Hospital, Akure, where she reportedly gave up the ghost.
Lola reportedly lost her life before doctors could attend to her.
On hearing that Lola Fakuajo had died, Victoria took to her heels and it took government officials effort to nab her in the house she reportedly hid herself under the bed.
Mrs. Victoria, after being arrested admitted knowing that the state government had warned them not to deliver pregnant women.
The late woman husband, Mr. Sunday Fakuajo said he was not at home when his wife was taken to the Mission Home until evening when he was called and saw his wife in a sorry state, he then rush her to the Mother and Child Hospital where she died.
The Chief Medical Director, Mother and Child Hospital Akure, Dr Adesina Akintan said the late patient was brought very late in a bad condition which led to her death.