The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Wednesday, said that a lady in her late 30s allegedly killed her baby boy in the process of delivery in Abakaliki, a Punch Metro report has shown.
According to the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, the lady inflicted injuries on herself while trying to forcefully deliver the baby.
She added that the woman was currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
Odah, who alleged that the woman wanted to deliver the baby without the aid of a doctor and outside a hospital, noted that the baby had already died in her womb before she was taken to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
According to the PPRO, at the hospital, the woman refused medical treatment until police officers prevailed on her and the hospital management to ensure that she was given proper medical attention.
Odah added that the police had ordered that she be kept in hospital for adequate medical attention until she fully recovered, saying, “By then, the matter will be transferred to the state police headquarters for further investigation.”