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Newborn baby rescued from pit toilet after three days in Anambra; 20-year-old mother arrested

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

According to the Anambra Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Affairs, the 20-year-old mother, Nwaedoka Chidimma, from Izzi, Ebonyi state, gave birth to the baby on Sunday, August 27, 2023 and dumped him in the toilet.

One Esther Omesi, a farmer and a friend to Chidimma, said the suspect asked to stay at her place for a few days because of a farming job.

Omesi narrated how the suspect started acting suspiciously on Sunday after she notified her that she’s having stomach upset and then went to the pit to ease herself.

Omesi said Chidimma took time and later came out of the toilet, dripping in blood.

Omsesi said she called a nurse who inspected Chidimma and revealed that the baby was gone.

She said that she thought that Chidinma had a stillbirth and encouraged her to travel home to her parents and notify them of the development.

Mrs. Omesi revealed that they heard a baby’s cry on Tuesday morning, August 29, and quickly used a ladder to rescue the newborn after which they notified the necessary authorities.

When the attention of the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Hon Ify Obinabo, was called to the incident, she quickly Intervened by taking the infant to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka for treatment and arrested the culprit.

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