A local police station in Ghana has arrested a 30-year-old woman who has made it her habit to defecate every morning at its premises at Nkurakan in the Eastern region.

A policeman had to lay ambush to arrest Sheila Kwaow, popularly known as Mother, in the act on Friday, September 6, 2019 after she had denied vehemently she was not the one shit-bombing their compound daily.

The 30-year-old hairdresser usually defecates into a polythene bag, wraps it and deposits on the compound of the station or does the act in the open at dawn.

She is said to have confronted the police with invectives when she was suspected of it.

It is estimated that close to 19% of Ghana’s total population practice open defecation daily translating into one out of every five people practicing it.

Ghana reportedly loses an average of $79 million annually to open defecation and is classified among 34 countries with the highest open defecation rates of 15% and above.


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