Things we do for love: Mother drowns 3-month old baby who survive 5-hours in Septic tank

A three month old baby girl has survived a five-hour death scare in a water-logged septic tank in alleged drowning attempt by her own mother at Abirem in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region.

Twenty-three year old Attaa Adomah had dumped the child in the unused tank so she could marry her former boy-friend who has just returned from abroad.

A timely response by parents, community leaders and police led to rescue of the baby who is now on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Doctors say the baby who is currently recuperating at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is out of danger after three hours in man-hole.

Information available to Nhyira News indicates unemployed Adomah left home in the afternoon on Friday with one mission; to end the life of her 3-month old baby.

The child whose father has denied responsibility has become a stumbling block to prospects of re-uniting with her returnee boyfriend with whom she has a four-year old male child.

About one and a half kilometers from their Abirem home in the Kwabre East District; Adoma dumped the baby in an unused septic tank at Abirem New Site.

Her curious parents were alarmed by her explanations that the baby had gone missing, reported the matter to Assemblyman for the area who in turn informed police at Kenyase.

Nhyira News sources say Adomah initially denied knowledge of the child’s whereabouts but later led police to the scene where the baby was retrieved at about 9 p.m, five hours after it has been dumped there.

She is now asking for forgiveness.
Kenyase District Commander, DSP Emmanuel Adu Boahene, who confirmed the incident, says investigations have begun into the matter.


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