Mother abandoned day-old baby girl in Anambra hospital, minutes after delivery

A yet to be identified nursing mother, name (withheld) has reportedly abandoned her day-old baby girl and fled after a successful delivery at a primary health care center, Osumenyi in Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State.

The suspect was reported to have rushed to the center located at Obiuno village, at the point of delivery where she was promptly attended to by the medical personnel on duty.

It was gathered that the nursing woman abandoned the baby a few minutes after delivery and disappeared to an unknown destination.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Harruna Mohammed Anambra State Command who confirmed the report to newsmen in a statement on Thursday in Awka, said arrangements have been concluded to hand over the baby to Government orphanage for custodial care.

According to him, on the 12/06/ 2019 at about 1:pm, there was a report at Osumenyi Police Station by the officials of Primary health care center, Obiuno village in Osumeyi that 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 the baby and disappeared to an unknown destination leaving behind the child at the mercy of the nurses at the health care center.

Police operatives attached to the 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.