Newborn baby dumped in pit toilet by mother rescued after three days in Anambra (WATCH)

A newborn baby boy dumped in a pit toilet by his mother has been rescued alive three days after in Otuocha, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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According to the Anambra Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Affairs, the baby was abandoned in the bathroom after his delivery on August 27, 2023, by his 20-year-old mother Nwaedoka Chidimma of Izzi, Ebonyi state.

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Farmer and Chidimma’s acquaintance Esther Omesi claimed the suspect requested to stay at her home for a few days due to a farming job.

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Omesi described how the suspect began acting strangely on Sunday after the victim told her she was experiencing a stomach ache and went to the pit to relieve herself.

OMESI QUOTED Chidimma took some time, then emerged from the bathroom covered in blood.

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Omsesi claimed that she dialled a nurse, who examined Chidimma and discovered that the baby was missing.

She advised Chidinma to return home to her parents and tell them about the incident since she believed Chidinma had a stillbirth.

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According to Mrs. Omesi, when they heard a baby crying on Tuesday, August 29, they hurriedly utilised a ladder to rescue the infant before alerting the appropriate authorities.

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When the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon. Ify Obinabo, was alerted to the event, she swiftly intervened by transporting the newborn to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka for treatment while also apprehending the perpetrator.

 

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