Police arrest Woman who Buried Baby Alive says was “urinating and the baby came out” in the Central Region.
In a bizarre incident, the Ajumako District Police arrested a woman who had allegedly buried a baby alive in a bush at Ajumako Ebowkurase, a suburb of Ekwamase in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam in the Central Region.
The baby was sent to the Abura Dunkwa Government hospital for medical examination.
The mother of the baby girl, Rita Mensah, the 28-year old mother had allegedly committed the act out of poverty and the hardship that comes along with it, the husband said.
According to Wofa Yaw, he was not surprised it turned out that his wife was the culprit since they already have 7 kids and catering for all of them has been a huge burden.
“WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 15 YEARS AND WE HAVE 7 CHILDREN, THE CHILD MY WIFE BURIED, OUR DAUGHTER IS OUR 8TH CHILD. I AGREE THAT FEEDING OUR KIDS HAS NOT BEEN EASY OVER THE PAST YEARS, BUT I DO MY BEST THAT THEY DO NOT GO HUNGRY”, HE SAID AMIDST TEARS.
“I was not aware that I had given birth to a baby girl. I only noticed that my pregnancy was not there. I didn’t know what had come over me. Please forgive me”, Rita Mensah told the Ajumako police command.
Meanwhile the Ajumako Enyan Essiam DOVVSU commander, Madam Rita Wilson has revealed that preliminary investigations at the scene of the incident suggest that the suspect intentionally decided to kill the baby.