The baby girl delivered by a mentally deranged woman in the Sekondi /Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region this week has been reported stolen.
The woman delivered the baby in a bushy area off the main Takoradi-Effiakuma road, close to the Takoradi Technical Institute, according to multiple media reports.
But neighbours are said to have pursued her and rescued the baby from the bush - where the mother has lived for the past four years - and taken her to a nearby maternity home for attention.
The Finder newspaper, citing the Department of Social Welfare in the area, however, reported on Friday that all efforts to trace the individual who took custody of the baby have proved futile.
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Madam Deborah Kwabea, head of the department, said when news of the baby got to them, she dispatched officers to the premises of Mrs Cudjoe Maternity Home, where she was reportedly taken to by some passersby, but when they got there, they were told that the baby had not been brought there.
“This means that something has happened somewhere. Currently, we are looking for people who would volunteer information so that we trace the whereabouts of the baby," she was quoted as saying.
According to the report, Paa Kwesi Simpson, a senior staff of Skyy Media Group, who is said to have first drawn the attention of the department to the story reportedly is in possession of a video recording to help find the people who took the baby.
This is reportedly the second time in four years that the woman has given birth to a baby girl in the area.
It is not clear who impregnated her on both occasions.