Madam Agnes Opoku with the baby boy
A three-day-old bouncing baby boy that was abandoned close to a quarry site at Kojokrom near Sekondi in the wee hours of last Sunday has been rescued alive.
DAILY GUIDE learnt that the baby boy suspected to have been dumped by the mother was found wrapped in a calico with the umbilical cord still intact, suggesting that he was not delivered in a medical facility.
The baby was initially taken to the Kojokrom Police Station and later sent to the Essikado Hospital for medical attention.
Madam Agnes Opoku, a 38-year-old fishmonger who claimed to have rescued the baby boy noted that the he was found at a location near the Kojokrom quarry last Sunday at about 7:00am.
She explained that on Sunday morning she was travelling to the Sekondi beach in a vehicle together with other passengers.
She noted that when the vehicle got to a location near the Kojokrom quarry, two young men stopped the car to inform them of a spectacle they had bumped into.
She said almost all the passengers on board the vehicle were afraid but she got down, gathered courage, prayed and went closer to the scene to verify what was going on.
Madam Agnes Opoku noted that when she got to the scene, she saw the baby wrapped in a white piece of cloth lying on the ground.
“So I grabbed the baby and took him to the Kojokrom Police Station and together with the Police, we sent the baby to the Essikado Hospital where he is currently being cared for,” she said.
Interestingly, the Good Samaritan indicated she was ready to cater for the baby whom she said would be called Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi because he was found on Sunday.
She praised the Member of Parliament for the area, Joe Ghartey, and his wife for donating cash and other items to cater for the baby.
According to sources, this was not the first time a baby had been dumped in Kojokrom.
It would be recalled that on February 16, this year a three-month old baby was also abandoned at a refuse dump at Kojokrom.
A Good Samaritan found the baby and took him to the Sekondi Police Station and was subsequently sent to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, but died two days later.
Meanwhile, some residents of Kojokrom have condemned the latest act, describing it as barbaric.
They rained insults on the mother and expressed optimism that the police would apprehend and arraign her before court.
Some elderly women who rushed to the scene also cursed whoever was responsible for the ‘wickedness’ caused to the innocent baby boy.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi