A 20-year-old woman, Adwoa Appiah, has been arrested by police for dumping her newborn baby into a school’s toilet at Ajumako Aduyaw in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.
Adwoa Appiah reportedly gave birth to her third child on Friday, May 12, 2023.
She later placed the baby girl with the umbilical cord in a sack, sealed it with a rope and dumped it into a toilet at Ajumako Aduyaw/Assasan Basic School.
Information gathered revealed that a passerby heard the baby’s cry and raised an alarm drawing the attention of other residents who rushed to rescue the baby.
The baby was to the Ajumako Government Hospital for medical attention.
Residents later reported to the police, who arrested the suspect.
This is the second report of a mother dumping her baby in the last two weeks.
At Atekyem, a village near Bechem in the Tano South constituency of the Ahafo Region, a newborn baby was also discovered dead on a pile of garbage.
The body of the baby was discovered on Thursday at about 5:30 p.m.
According to an eyewitness, Prophet Robert Twum of Divine Prayers Ministry, he saw a mentally challenged lady around the dump site on his way home from church, claiming she had a child, and when approaching the lady, he discovered it was a freshly born baby who had been placed in the big bin at the site.
The woman then disappeared from sight.
He stated that he called on a midwife who lives in the same house as himself to evaluate the baby’s condition and determine whether it was alive or dead, but the nurse confirmed the baby’s death upon her arrival.