Baby abandoned along Uyo road, rescued alive; 16-year-old mother tearfully narrates her ordeals
The wife of Executive Chairman, Ikono LGC, Mrs. Ekaette Columba on Tuesday rescued a 6 months old baby abandoned by his 16-year old mother along Uyo Ikot-Ekpene express way, Akwa Ibom state.
The mother, Miss Ofonime Christopher Effiong, who hails from Ekpemiong Itak in Ikono LGC on interrogation after being discovered in another village by youths, disclosed that she abandoned the baby due to pressure from home as the baby’s father refused taking responsibility.
Mrs Columba reported the case to the Itam Police Station and efforts to have welfare officers attend to the teenage mother proved abortive.
Plans are in place to take the little baby and the teenage mother, Miss Effiong to the hospital for proper medical care.