General News of Monday, 8 January 2018
Source: Jonathan Ofori
Residents of Ayigya Ahenbronum had to deal with the horrific sight of a five-month-old foetus dumped in a gutter in the area, Saturday evening.
Baffled residents in the area reported the case to the KNUST Police station after discovering the foetus in the gutter.
Isaac Acquah, a unit committee member of Ayigya told XYZ News that investigations have began to find out the culprit of the inhumane act.
“About 8:30pm we discovered that a foetus had been dumped into a gutter. So I quickly informed my assemblyman who hurriedly informed the police. We have also intensified investigations in this area as we hunt for the one who committed this act”, Mr Acquah, who is also a council member at the Oforikrom Sub-metro narrated to XYZ News’ Jonathan Ofori.
The feotus has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital(KATH) in Kumasi.
Meanwhile statistics from the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate reveal that some 2,086 adolescent abortions were recorded in 2016 out of a total 18,461 adolescent pregnancies in the Region.
According to the directorate, 5.8 % of adolescents who got pregnant and had a termination were between ages 10 and 14 while 94.1 per cent were in the 15-19 age group.