Photo: 8-month-old baby stabbed by his own mom, undergoes a successful operation in Ebonyi State
It was a gory sight at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as an 8-month-old baby boy was stabbed by his reportedly mentally-sick mother and brought into the ward for surgery with the knife still stuck in the boy’s abdomen.
Full details of the incident couldn’t be obtained, as the suspect, who was said to be a wife of a serving police Sergeant, was said to have been taken to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, it was gathered that the incident happened at the police barracks, Abakaliki.
The woman who allegedly has periodic major mental disorder pierced her baby’s stomach with kitchen knife and left the knife stuck in the baby’s stomach when somebody saw it and raised the alarm that attracted neigbours.
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.