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Anambra: Newborn Baby Lady Dumped In Pit Toilet Dies

A newborn baby dumped in the pit toilet by a 20-year-old lady, Nwaedoka Chidimma, from the Izzi community in Ebonyi State, has died.

The PUNCH reported Wednesday that the suspect 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 a 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 and the lady was later arrested.

The Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, who intervened by taking the newborn to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka for treatment confirmed the death of the newborn.

Mrs Obinabo, who confirmed the sad development in a statement on Wednesday afternoon, said the baby died despite all efforts to save him.

A Facebook page linked to the commissioner reads, “It is with sadness that we wish to inform the general public that we lost the newborn rescued from a pit toilet in Otuocha a few hours ago despite all efforts to resuscitate the baby, including administration of oxygen and fluids, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka. May his soul rest in peace.”

A resident, who gave her name as Esther, said the culprit, who was pregnant at the time, secured a farm job in the community and while on the farm, went to use the toilet after which she came back dripping with blood.

According to Esther, a farmer, the suspect requested she stay at her(Esther) residence for a few days to enable her to carry out the farming job she secured in the area.

Credit: Daily Post

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