By FAITH AJUWA
URPRISE and joy were the expression on the faces of witnesses last weekend when a middle-aged woman, Mrs. Chinwe Amoloku delivered a baby inside a pit toilet at Umusan Ogbe, Kwale, Delta State.
The woman was reportedly pressed and decided to go to defecate but in the process, and unknown to her she delivered the baby who fell inside the pit toilet.
The alarm she raised, in a state of fatigue, attracted neighbours who used a stick to push the baby into a rubber bucket tied with rope in order to drag it (baby) out of the pit, with the aid of a torch light.
The resued baby and mother were subsequently taken care of by traditional birth attendant who assisted the woman to cut the placenta and a nurse helped to clean up the baby.
According to a eyewitness, the woman said she was pressed and elected to go to the toilet but incidentally while she pressed for faeces, the baby came out forcefully and fell into the pit toilet, while the placenta slipped into her stomach.
While the baby was crying inside the toilet, the woman struggled out and raised an alarm which alerted neighbours.
Mr. Sunday Uzor, a witness, who spoke to The POINTER said he rushed to the scene and called Chibuzor and Chika, his neighbours who helped him to bring out the baby with a rubber bucket, a stick and torch light.
Also speaking, Mrs. Florence Uzor said the lady, Chinwe was rushed to a traditional birth attendant while the baby was given to a nurse, known as Chinonye Oza, to clean up.
At the time of filing this report, mother and child were in good condition.
By FAITH AJUWA