A newly born baby girl belonging to a mentally-derailed woman in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis has been reported stolen.
According to the Department of Social Welfare in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area (STMA), all efforts to trace the individual who has taken custody of the baby have proven futile.
Madam Deborah Kwabea, head of the department, who disclosed this to Weekend Finder, said when news of the baby got to the department, she dispatched officers to the premises of Mrs Cudjoe Maternity Home, where the baby was reportedly taken to by some passersby, but, “unfortunately, when our officers went there, they were told the baby has not been brought to the home.”
“This means that something has happened somewhere. Currently, we are looking for people who would volunteer information so that we trace the whereabouts of the baby," she said.
Paa Kwesi Simpson, a senior staff of Skyy Media Group, who first drew the attention of the department to the story, told Weekend Finder that he has a video recording to help find the people who took the baby.
For the second time in four years, the woman, known to be mentally-derailed, has given birth to a bouncy baby girl in Takoradi.
The woman, believed to be in her early 40s, became the centre of attraction as she was seen openly cuddling the baby and feeding her with dirty water from a nearby gutter.
As the crowd thickened, the woman quickly strapped the baby behind her back and hurried into the bushes nearby.
However, some members of the crowd pursued her, snatched the baby from her and took her to a nearby maternity home for proper care and attention.
The matter did not end there. Thanks to the efforts of one Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, a senior staff of Skyy Media Group, the Social Welfare Department has indicated its willingness to take action towards providing adequate care for the baby, but at the time of going to press, it was not clear whether the Social Welfare Department had honoured its word or not.
Even though the baby appears to have been given a ‘home’, many residents around Effiakuma and Tanokrom, two popular suburbs, are still struggling to come to terms with the kind of man that actually impregnated the mentally-derailed woman.
Some residents explained that the woman has been residing around the bushy area off the main Takoradi-Effiakuma road, very close to Takoradi Technical Institute, for over four years now.
According to them, this is second time the same woman has given birth. On the first occasion, some people who are believed to be relatives of the woman came for the baby.
“This is disgusting. Our society is simply rotten,” said an astonished member of the crowd to sum up what could easily pass as the feelings of everybody who had witnessed it all.
Source: The Finder
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