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Partner of a Ugandan woman found dead next to starving baby says it’s a ‘miracle’ his son survived

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The dad of a toddler who is thought to have survived for four days without food or water after his mother suddenly died has said it is a ‘miracle’ his son is still alive.  Eric Nnanna has spoken out for the first time after his partner, Mercy Baguma, was found dead in the hallway of her Glasgow flat with her son, Adriel, 1, alone in his cot nearby.

Although the circumstances of the death are still unknown, the case has sparked fierce criticism of the UK’s asylum system with a charity saying the mother and son were living in ‘extreme poverty.’

Speaking to the Glasgow Times, Eric, 30, said he’d last seen Mercy, 34, on Tuesday, August 18, and was expecting her to move to a new flat the following day.


When he didn’t hear from her, he went around to her old flat in Govan on Thursday, August 20, and knocked on the door for an hour with no response.   He assumed she had left the property but went back to the flat a second time on Saturday, August 22, and heard his son crying through the door.  At this point he called emergency services and police officers forced their way inside.

Ejikemeuwa Eric Nnanna and his son Adriel. Eric's partner and the boy's mother Mercy Baguma was found dead last week. Picture Robert Perry 1st Sept 2020 Must credit photo to Robert Perry FEE PAYABLE FOR REPRO USE FEE PAYABLE FOR ALL INTERNET USE NB -This image is not to be distributed without the prior consent of the copyright holder. in using this image you agree to abide by terms and conditions as stated in this caption. All monies payable to Robert Perry (PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THIS CAPTION) This image is intended for Editorial use (e.g. news). Any commercial or promotional use requires additional clearance. Copyright 2018 All rights protected. first use only contact details Robert Perry no internet usage without prior consent. Robert Perry reserves the right to pursue unauthorised use of this image . If you violate my intellectual property you may be liable for damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image.

Adriel was alone in the flat for several days without food or water (Picture: Robert Perry)

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