A young mentally challenged woman caused a stir in Aba, Abia State at the Weekend when she gave birth to a set of female twins on a heap of refuse and stoned one to death before the police were invited.
DailySun reports an unknown person impregnated the woman, in her mid 20s and whose name could not be ascertained as at press time, late last year. Sources said that in the wee hours of Saturday, she gave birth to two girls without any assistance on top of a heap of garbage close to an AGIP filling station at Alaoji, along the Ikot Ekpene Road, near Aba.
It was gathered that after giving birth to the babies, the insane woman fell asleep and when one of the babies started crying, she woke up used a stone she found within the place to hit her and the child died before she could be rescued.
Sensing that the life of the second baby could also be in danger, residents of the area alerted the police and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Ogbor Hill Division, Mrs. Helen Nze, was said to have led a team of policemen to the refuse dump. The police rushed the baby that was still alive to a private hospital, where she was cleaned and given medication, and deposited the dead one in a mortuary.
Checks by Daily Sun revealed that police might have concluded plans to hand over the baby to the Welfare Department of Aba South Local Government after the necessary documentations because of the inherent danger in allowing the baby to stay with her mother.