A shocking incident left residents in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in a state of disbelief as an 8-month-old baby who was stabbed by his reportedly mentally-sick mother was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), with the knife still stuck in the the boy’s abdomen.
According to Daily Sun, the incident happened in the police barracks, Abakaliki. The accused said to be a wife of a serving police Sergeant allegedly has periodic major mental disorder which may have instigated her to have pierced her baby’s stomach with kitchen knife. The knife was left stuck in the baby’s stomach till luckily someone stumbled upon the scene and raised an alarm which attracted neigbours.
An eyewitness and a medical practitioner at the Federal Teaching Hospital, who pleaded anonymity, said the baby was brought into the emergency ward with the knife still stuck in his stomach while he had lost so much blood. Thankfully the baby survived after the successful surgery.
A Facebook user Omeri Nwachi, who was an eyewitness took to his account to share the story;
“A woman stabbed this baby, you can’t imagine that it was true and I actually snapped it myself. The baby is still alive and was being prepared for surgical procedure. Please pray for the survival of this baby”. Nwachi wrote.
Speaking on the incident, Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Dr. Emeka Ogar, said the baby had been operated upon and the surgery was successful and expressed shock at the incident.
However, the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Jude Madu, said full details concerning the incident were still being awaited and disclosed that the woman was a mentally unstable wife of a serving policeman in the command.
He disclosed that the baby had undergone a successful surgery and the knife had been successfully removed from his system while his mentally sick mother had been taken to psychiatric hospital for medical check.
Thank God the baby survived! But one can’t help but wonder why the child was left alone with his mentally ill mother….