Baby boy dies in mother’s womb while trying to deliver him without a doctor


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The police in Ebonyi has revealed that a lady in her late 30s allegedly killed her baby boy in the process of delivery in Abakaliki.

Speaking on the incident, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, said the lady inflicted injuries on herself while trying to forcefully deliver the baby, adding that she was currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

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According to Odah, the woman wanted to deliver the baby without the aid of a doctor and outside a hospital, but the baby had already died in her womb before she was taken to the hospital.

Again at the hospital, the woman was said to have refused medical treatment until police officers prevailed on her and the hospital management to ensure that she was given proper medical attention.

Odah noted 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.”

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