Mother Abandons Baby, Flees Hospital After Delivery

A yet to be identified woman reportedly abandoned her baby girl and fled after a successful delivery at a Primary Health Care center in Osumeyi in Nnewi South Local government area of Anambra State.

The suspect was said to have rushed to the center located at Obiuno village, at the point of delivery where she was quickly attended by the medical personnel.

The Nation, however, learnt that the woman abandoned the baby few minutes after delivery and absconded to an unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said arrangements have been concluded to hand the baby over to government orphanage for custodial care.

He said, “On Monday 10/06/2019 at about 11:20am, a yet to be identified pregnant woman who was at the point of delivery rushed to the health care center.

“She was quickly attended to and fifteen minutes later she successfully delivered a baby girl while the nurses
left to attend to other patients.

“However, shortly after the delivery, the woman abandoned and disappeared to an unknown destination leaving behind the child at the mercy of the nurses at the center.

“Police operatives attached to Juvenile and welfare unit, Osumenyi division visited the scene and efforts are being intensified to trace the fleeing mother in order to bring her to justice. [THE NATION]”