A 20-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly delivering her baby inside a dry pit toilet in Otuocha, Anambra East local government area of Anambra state.
The suspect, identified as Nwaedoka Chidimma, from Izzi, Ebonyi state was said to have intentionally carried out the act.
According to Esther Omesi, a farmer, the suspect had requested she stayed at her (Omesi) place for few days to enable her engage in a farming job she got in the area.
“Chidimma is my friend and was staying with me when she suddenly started acting funny after she complained of stomach upset and went to the pit toilet to ease her self.
“After spending time in the toilet, she came out with drops of blood. I quickly invited a nurse who after inspection, revealed that the baby is gone.
“I had encouraged her to travel home to her parents and notify them of the development because I thought she had a still birth.
“It was on Tuesday morning when we heard a baby’s cry that we quickly used a ladder to rescue the new born baby and subsequently alerted security agencies,” she said.
Reacting, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo confirmed the suspect’s arrest, adding that the new born was rescued alive from pit three days after.
She disclosed that the baby is currently receiving treatment at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka.
She decried rate at which young girls now commit crime, assuring that the suspect would not go unpunished.