by Isi Esene
Chinwe Amoloku, an expectant mother, obviously wasn’t expecting an early arrival of her baby when she decided to visit the convenience over the weekend at Umusan Ogbe, Kwale, Delta State.
In the course of doing the needful, it was reported that she ‘accidentally’ delivered the baby in the pit latrine without the help of a birth delivery attendant.
According to the Punch Metro, she was said to have cried for help on realising what had happened. The baby was fortunately removed from the latrine with the help of neighbours.
Mr. Sunday Uzor, an eye-witness present, gave the visually unsavoury details of the rescue effort saying, “We used a stick to push the baby into a rubber bucket tied with a rope in order to drag it out of the pit.”
Uzor continued saying, “The woman said she was pressed and went to the toilet but when she pressed, the baby came out and fell into the latrine, while the placenta slipped into her stomach.”
After the successful retrieval of the baby from the latrine, the baby and the mother were taken to a traditional birth attendant and a nurse for better medical attention.
Every visit to the convenience will certainly be some moment to remember for Chinwe after this intriguing episode.