The story of mothers losing their newborns often is reported in hospitals where the birth took place. Rarely do you hear cases like that of Madam Yaa who ‘accidentally’ gave her 2-month-old baby to a total stranger, in a bid to get some food to eat.
Madam Yaa was in the company of her friend also called Yaa, when they both came to Circle Sunday afternoon to take some money from her brother.
Narrating her ordeal on Kofi TV, the distraught mother amid bitter tears said, “I can’t take this, my child is missing. I was on my way to visit my in-law at Ashaiman but I didn’t have money on me so I called my brother who is at Circle to tell him I’ll come over for money for my upkeep and he said I should.
I was with a friend who had also delivered twins. When we got here we alighted at a filling station at Circle around Vodafone and then I called my brother and asked where he was and he said he was on his way. We kept calling him and he kept saying he was on his way.”
“A lady was passing by and was laughing and I told my friend the lady was laughing at us because of her twins. The lady passed by and came back to us, she did not say anything to anybody and carried one of the twins. My friend then said she was hungry and the lady said she had a chop bar in mind and so she took us there to go and have something to eat and directed my brother who was still on his way to the place,” she lamented.
Yaa who could not stop her tears recounted, “She asked us what food we were going to eat and we mentioned fufu, then she said we should go inside and order for the food because the fan there was not good for the baby so that when I am done eating, she will give me back the baby. I did not think ill of her at that time to suspect foul play because she had already taken my friend’s baby and had given the baby back to my friend and so I thought she will give me mine too”.
When we were about to eat she told us she was going to buy credit, and I asked her where she was taking my child. Then she said, I am not a bad person, I am only buying credit by the roadside, I will be back. So I went outside and watched her buy the credit and saw her coming back to where we were, so I went back inside. After an hour, the lady was not coming back. So I told my friend I was going for my child. I went outside and the lady was nowhere to be found. I did not see where she passed.”
The incident which has since been reported to the Police is under investigation.
The heartbroken mother appealed to all and sundry to help her find her daughter as her husband has threatened to kill her if she does not return with their baby.
“Please help me find my daughter, please help me. My baby is a plumpy 2-month-old baby girl. I don’t know the lady, I thought she was just being a kind person since she looked like she just closed from church. My husband has threatened to kill me if I don’t return with his baby,” she cried out.
The distraught mother noted that her mother tried to stop her from embarking on the journey but she didn’t listen.
“I have been crying all through the night, Please help me find my baby, please help,” she pleaded.
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