Four Arrested For Stealing Baby
Four people are currently in the
custody of the Central Regional Police Command for allegedly
stealing a baby at Asebu, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The four, namely Maxwell Otoo, Florence
Eshun, Jariah Abubakar and Monica Asare, were arrested separately in connection
with the theft of a child at Asebu.
DSP Irene Oppong, the Central
Regional Police PRO, explained that on April 10, 2019, Comfort Fenyi, a nursing
mother aged 23, reported her missing one-month-old baby to the Abakrampa Police.
She said Comfort told the police
that she left her one-month-old baby in the care of a woman she is not familiar
with to buy medicine from a pharmacy only to return to find out that the woman
had absconded with her baby.
According to the Police PRO, the police
acted upon a tip-off and arrested suspect Maxwell Otoo, who admitted assisting
two other persons to steal the baby.
“Maxwell Otoo confessed during interrogations
that he assisted two other persons in stealing the baby,” DSP Irene Oppong
The Police PRO said the suspect served
as a decoy and led police to arrest Jariah Abubakar and Monica Asare at
Nyinasin and Abura respectively.
Preliminary investigations by the police
revealed that in order to save her marriage, Florence Eshun, a barren,
approached Maxwell Otoo at Asebu and pleaded with him to help outwit a nursing
mother and steal her baby.
Besides, the preliminary
investigations revealed that on April 10, 2019, Florence Eshun went to Cape
Coast and came back with Monica Asare who pretended to be a nurse.
DSP Irene Oppong indicated that
Monica Asare gave the complainant Comfort Fenyi GHc10 and pleaded with her to
allow her to carry her baby while she buys a cream to apply on the baby’s skin.
“Comfort Fenyi came back from the
errand only to find out that the woman had absconded with her baby,” Irene
The two suspects, after achieving
their objective, fled in a taxi cab to Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast.
At Abura, Florence Eshun paid Monica
Asare GH¢200 and took the baby to Jariah Abubakar at Nyinasin, the preliminary
DSP Irene Oppong said that investigations into the matter had started and the suspects would soon be brought before the court to answer charges.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri