Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the theft of a month-old baby girl at Asebu in the Central Region.
The four, Maxwell Otoo, Florence Eshun, Jariah Abubakar, and Monica Asare hatched the plan to steal the baby to save the marriage of suspect Florence Eshun who alleges to be barren.
According to the police, on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at about 1330 hours, one Comfort Fenyi, a nursing mother aged 23 years reported to the Abakrampa police that earlier in the day, she left her month old baby girl in the care of a woman she does not know but can identify when seen and went to purchase medicine from a drug store. On her return, her baby and the woman were nowhere to be found.
Investigations into the matter led police to Suspect Maxwell Otoo who was the first to be arrested at Asebu. He quickly confessed during interrogation that he assisted two other persons to steal the baby girl.
Otoo led police to arrest suspect Florence Eshun who also led police to arrest Jariah Abubakar and Monica Asare respectively at Nyinasin and Abura, all suburbs of Cape Coast.
The stolen baby, who was found in the care of Jariah Abubakar at Nyinasin, was rescued and returned to her mother, Comfort Fenyi.
Initial investigation revealed that Florence Eshun, a said barren, approached suspect Maxwell Otoo at Asebu and pleaded with him to help steal a baby in order to save her marriage. The two identified the complainant as their victim and planned on how to get the baby. Suspect Florence Eshun, on Wednesday, travelled to Cape Coast and returned with suspect Monica Asare who presented herself as a nurse to the complainant. Monica gave the complainant 10 GHC and pleaded with her to allow her carry the baby so she could purchase medicine to treat skin rashes on the baby’s skin.
The unsuspecting complainant agreed and left as instructed only to return to relies her baby and the woman had disappeared. Suspects Florence Eshun and Monica Asare after a successful operation fled in a taxi cab to Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast. While at Abura, suspect Florence Eshun paid Monica GHS 200 and took the baby to her friend, Jariah Abubakar at Nyinasin to take care of her.
Police say investigations are still ongoing.
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