Mother Abandons Child In Forest - Claims He Is Not Handsome

The police at Adum Bamso in the Mpohor District of the Western Region have rescued a one-and-half-year-old baby boy who was abandoned by the mother in a forest.

Chief Inspector Edward Addo of the Adum Bamso Police, who confirmed this, said it was a farmer, George Minimsaa, who discovered the child in the forest on Saturday, August 30, 2016 

He explained that the farmer, who works with Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP), told the police that the child was naked, with a piece of cloth beside him under a palm tree.

Horrified by the scene, the farmer quickly rushed home to inform the community elders, who also informed the police.

The farmer then led the police to the forest at K4, an adjoining village, where the child was rescued.

Chief Inspector Addo said the child was taken to a local clinic at Adum Bamso, where he is currently being cared for.

He stated that announcements were made for the community folks to come and identify the baby on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

According to him, a girl who identified the child assisted the police to trace the mother at a nearby village called K9 on the same day, Tuesday, August 2. 

The mother was subsequently arrested and brought to the police station.

The mother, Ekua Gyasiwa, 26, a native of Abura Dunkwa in the Central Region, told the police that the child is not handsome and she is also no longer interested in the marriage with the child's father, prompting her action.

Further interrogation of the mother revealed that she abandoned the child on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

She has since been charged with exposing a child to harm, and has been remanded into police custody.