Abomination: Police Rescue a day-old Baby Dump inside Pit LatrineCrime Watch, Featured, Latest News, News, News From The State Monday, July 7th, 2014
Ignatius Okpara, Aba
Policemen attached to Ogbor Hill Division in the commercial city of Aba, Abia state on Sunday rescued a day-old baby boy, who was thrown into a pit latrine by his mother immediately after birth.
African Examiner gathered that the mother, simply identified as Nwaizu, was suspected to be suffering from psychiatric related ailment, was impregnated by yet be discovered man.
The lady, who hails from Obingwa, council area of the state was said to have given birth to the boy in her village after which she threw him into their pit latrine and covered it.
A Village source, who alleged that the lady incurred the anger of the community’s deity revealed became paralyzed shortly after the tragic conduct within the toilet vicinity and could not walk out.
However, elders in the community were later alerted about the ugly incident. This resulted to invitation of a native doctor, who after some incantations, assisted the lady to rise up and walk again.
Our correspondent learnt that, acting on a tip-off, a team of policemen from the Ogbor Hill Division led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mrs. Helen Nze, stormed the community and demanded that the pit latrine be opened for the baby to be rescued.
It was gathered that the villagers were initially hostile and wanted to resist the security operatives but were later over powered.
The baby was eventually brought out by the policemen, who washed and took him to a private hospital where he is still responding to treatment.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Geoffrey Ogbonna, could not be reached for his reaction as at the time of filing this report.
However, a senior police officer in the state Command, who do not want to be quoted confirmed the incident, saying the police were taking care of the baby while investigation into the matter was ongoing.
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