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Lady Allegedly Dumps Newborn Baby in a Pit Toilet

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A 20-year-old lady, Nwaedoka Chidimma, from the Izzi community in Ebonyi State, allegedly threw her newborn baby into a pit toilet in Otuocha community, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, where she had gone to carry out farming job.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday while the baby was rescued late on Tuesday after some residents heard him crying from the pit toilet.

According to a resident who gave her Esther also a farmer, said the suspect requested she stay at her residence for a few days to enable her to carry out the farming job she secured in the area.

Esther said She was working on the farm when Chidimma suddenly started acting funny after she complained of stomach upset and went to the pit toilet to ease herself.

She said she thought she had a still birth after she saw her came out with drops of blood.

According to her, she said it was on Tuesday they started hearing a baby’s cry and quickly used a ladder to climb down the pit and rescued the new born baby and immediately alerted security agencies and the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare.

The Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, who reacted to the development, quickly intervened by taking the newborn to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka for treatment, and the culprit was subsequently arrested.

Written by: Helen Obih

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