A baby, believed to be one-month old, has been abandoned in a cassava farm at Agbaflome, a suburb of Akatsi in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region.
According to the Police, they received a call from one of the residents in the area that a baby has dumped in a certain cassava farm at Agbaflome.
They noted that a team was quickly dispatched to the area to attend to the issue and rescue the baby.
DSP Efia Tenge, the Head of Public Affairs at the Volta Regional Police Command, confirmed the event, explaining that a community member placed a distress call to the Akatsi District Police last Wednesday afternoon.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered the baby boy wailing miserably behind a cassava tree, naked and wrapped in a piece of cloth.
He was quickly rescued and transported to the Akatsi Municipal Hospital for evaluation.
According to DSP Efia Tenge, the baby is still under the hospital’s care, stable, and in good health.
The incident, which occurred on October 27, 2021, drew the attention of a lot of locals who questioned why the kid would be abandoned to his fate.
The police have also appealed to individuals and members of the public to offer any vital information the would help them to locate the mother of the little boy to assist their investigations.