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Mentally Challenged Mother Feeds Baby With Dettol

The life of a two-day old baby girl who was fed with Dettol, an antiseptic agent solution by her 28-year-old mentally challenged mother was saved last Tuesday at Agbogbloshie in Accra, when the police rushed to the spot to rescue her.

The life of a two-day old baby girl who was fed with Dettol, an antiseptic agent solution by her 28-year-old mentally challenged mother was saved last Tuesday at Agbogbloshie in Accra, when the police rushed to the spot to rescue her.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Franklin Addai, the James Town District Police Commander who disclosed this to The Spectator, said some members of a non-governmental organization, EPAWA, an anti-human trafficking group, spotted the nursing mother whose abode is the Agbogbloshie lorry park, giving the Dettol to the baby and quickly alerted the Agbogbloshie Police, who dispatched a team of officers to rescue the baby and had her rushed to the hospital.

Police Inspector Paul Kudiewa, the station officer who led the team said the woman initially resisted attempts by the police to take the baby but was prevailed upon and taken along with the child to the Children’s Ward of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

According to Inspector Kudiewa, the baby is currently in good health and being cared for by the Social Welfare Unit of the Hospital with EPAWA footing the bills, for both mother and daughter.

The police are yet to arrest the man who impregnated the woman.

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