Life is sacred, at least that is what you are taught until you meet circumstances and people like a woman who dumped her newborn baby into a public place of convenience.
The woman, identified as Elizabeth Ofori, has since been arrested by the Assin South Police Command. It is not clear what she will be charged with but it will not be surprising if she is hit with attempted murder.
A Samaritan on their way to the restroom noticed the cries of the baby and called the attention of some community members. Help came immediately for them to take the baby out of one of the latrines.
Afterwards, some community members identified who the baby's mother was.
38-year-old Elizabeth Ofori's defence upon her arrest was that she already had seven kids. Ofori added that poverty forced her to kill her eighth thereby having one less problem.
It remains to be seen if the courts will tamper justice with mercy given Ofori's circumstances.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison, has protested against the pressure of expectations in bringing back the kidnapped Takoradi girls, saying she is not part of the security services.
According to the minister, the security is in charge of retrieving the missing girls, while hers is to “make sure people are safe.”
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