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The Accra Regional Police Command is searching for the mother of a lifeless day-old baby, dumped in a bush at Dome-Crossing in Accra.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Command, told the Ghana News Agency that at about 1300hours on Thursday, January 7, the Police received information that there was an abandoned baby lying at Dome Crossing.

“Police proceeded to the scene and found a lifeless day-old baby boy wrapped in a piece of cloth, which was stained with blood, concealed in a carton and dumped in a bush at Dome Crossing,” she said.

DSP Tenge said upon careful inspection of the body, Police found that the deceased baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta.

She said the body had been sent to the Police Hospital Mortuary for preservation and autopsy and that efforts were being made to trace the mother to assist in investigations.

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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

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