Mentally challenged soon-to-be mothers rescued in Anambra


Following a distress call, the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs has rescued two expectant mentally-challenged women have been rescued in Awka and Onitsha.

According to a source in the ministry, one of the duos who were rescued by a security team in Onitsha was delivered of her baby few hours later.

The source stated that commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Ndidi Mezue also ordered that the woman rescued in Awka be relocated to a government facility where she would be cared for until her delivery date.

“The Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs, through the help of spirited individuals, rescued an expectant mentally-challenged woman at Onitsha, who was later delivered of a boy few hours after her rescue.

“On receiving the call, the commissioner sought the help of the Women Development Officer (WDO) of Onitsha North council. The officers rushed the woman to the Onitsha General Hospital where she was delivered of a boy.”