The body of a newborn baby has been discovered inside a box at a dumping site close to the Tesano Cluster of Schools in Accra.
According to reports, the lifeless baby was discovered by pupils from the school who had gone to the landfill to ease themselves.
It was reported to the police, who arrived to take the baby away for further investigations quickly.
An eyewitness, Joe Smith, disclosed that the box in which the baby was placed bore the name Linda, adding to the intriguing nature of the discovery.
“One of the boys here informed us that there was a baby here, and we investigated and realized the baby was not crying and found out that it was lifeless. It is very worrying that someone will bring a baby and just put it in front of our doorstep like that.”
The cases of dumping of newborns and the discovery of dead newborns have become rampant in recent times.
On Friday, May 12, a 20-year-old woman, Adwoa Appiah, was arrested by police for dumping her newborn baby into a school’s toilet at Ajumako Aduyaw in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.
She placed the baby girl with the umbilical cord in a sack, sealed it with a rope and dumped it into a toilet at Ajumako Aduyaw/Assasan Basic School.
Again, 0n May 11, At Atekyem, a village near Bechem in the Tano South constituency of the Ahafo Region, a newborn baby was discovered dead on a pile of garbage.
According to an eyewitness, Prophet Robert Twum of Divine Prayers Ministry, he saw a mentally challenged lady around the dump site on his way home from church, claiming she had a child, and when approaching the lady, he discovered it was a freshly born baby who had been placed in the big bin at the site.
The woman then disappeared from sight.
He stated that he called on a midwife who lives in the same house as himself to evaluate the baby’s condition and determine whether it was alive or dead, but the nurse confirmed the baby’s death upon her arrival.