A freshly born baby was on dawn of Sunday July 16, 2023 abandoned at the doorstep of the Resident Pastor of New Covenant Apostolic Church at Ahodwo a suburb of Kpong in Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in Eastern region.
The unidentified new mother also dropped a suicide note beside the baby girl which reads” By the time you will finish reading this letter, I will be dead and gone. Please take care of this baby as your own child. Please, I regret doing this but that is the only way this baby can have a chance to live. Please take care of her. I’m sorry plead forgive me. God bless you.”
The Pastor and occupants in the house woke to see the baby wrapped in white cloth with the umbilical cord still attached.
Local police were informed and rushed to the scene. The neonate was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Assembly Member for Kpong Ahodwo electoral area Raymond Gborson says, the mother of the baby has not been identified yet.
He told the media that “This morning at around 5:30 am, the resident pastor called me that he woke up this morning and found a baby wrapped in a cloth, placed at his doorsteps. He’s living on a story building so they climbed the stairs to the story building and placed it one step into his room. So when he got up this morning, he opened his door, he saw it and then he called me.”
The assembly member continued “looking at the situation it means she just gave birth to the baby without bathing her, her umbilical cord was also not cut.”
The baby has been discharged and released to the wife of the pastor to care for her for the meantime.