Mother of a two-day-old baby boy dumped in a bush at Awutu Ofaakor in the Central region is has appealed for clemency.
Patience Zuwenu who works at a local restaurant known in local parlance as ‘chop bar’, blamed her action on unbridled hardship.
In an exclusive interview on Adom News, the teenage mother said she delivered the baby at home after the man who impregnated her denied responsibility.
The only option she had, Patience said, was to abandon the baby in the bush for a Good Samaritan to find him.
“I wrapped the baby in a cement paper and a cloth to keep him alive because I know someone will find him,” she added.
However, she was pushed to go back for the baby after residents in the area found the baby.
Patience, who has shown remorse, is appealing to the State to give her baby back to her.
But, police in Kasoa have handed over the baby boy to Social Welfare at Ofankor pending investigations.
Kasoa Divisional Commander of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, ASP Doris Laryea said the baby will not be given to the mother.
She revealed that the baby had sustained injuries while in the bush hence the need for medical attention.
ASP Laryea said DOVVSU’s focus was to ensure the well-being of the baby who was left under the vagaries of the weather for two days.