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PHOTOS: Madwoman gives birth in a bush, locals rescue baby

A mentally deranged woman believed to be in her 40s has given birth to a bouncing baby girl at Effiakuma in the Sekondi /Takoradi Metropolis.

In the early hours of Friday, residents and passers-by saw the madwoman cuddling the baby and giving her some water they believed was from a gutter, a scene that attracted many onlookers.

It is unclear who the father of the baby is, but locals say this is not the first time the mad woman has given birth in the area, saying anytime she puts to bed, some neighours suspected to be her relatives normally come for the baby.

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The madwoman who for four years has pitched camp in a bushy area off the main Takoradi-Effiakuma Road very close to the Takoradi Technical Institute realising that many people had gathered around her, moved further into the bush, this time round, with the baby strapped tightly on her back.

As the crowd kept increasing, some neighbours pursued her and rescued the baby from the thick bush, where the mother has been settling and brought the baby to a nearby Maternity Home for attention.

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The case has been reported to the Social Welfare Department in the district. – Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson