THE OBUASI Police are on the heels of a supposed ‘wicked’ mother who, allegedly, dumped her day-old baby by the roadside at the mercy of the weather to die at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
The little and innocent baby was found wrapped in a white cloth and placed in a brown paper box, which was found abandoned at a nearby bush by the roadside at Kwabenakwa near Obuasi.
Some members in the community found the baby abandoned in the dirty surroundings around 3pm on September 7, 2022. They then alerted the Obuasi police who rushed to the place to check.
According to a police report, which has been sighted by Press1News, the police indeed found the abandoned baby, who was already dead, by the roadside and sent the body to the morgue for autopsy.
Police preliminary investigations indicated that perhaps the mother intentionally decided to dump the baby in the dirty environment to die. The police are doing everything possible to arrest the mother.
“On 7/09/2022 at about 1500 hours, Police Obuasi had a distress call that someone had placed a day old baby in a paper box and abandoned same in a nearby bush by the road side at Kwabenakwa.
“Police on receipt of the information proceeded to the scene and found a dead baby placed on a white cloth in a paper box. The place and the box together with the baby were photographed after which it was sent to the Obuasi Government Hospital Mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
“Efforts are being made to arrest the woman who might have come to dump the baby there as informants have been engaged to assist investigation”, part of the police report stated.
By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,