A female trader in Onitsha, aged 35, Dorothy Sunday has been arrested for stealing a baby boy from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State.
The suspect was alleged to have sneaked into the hospital on Wednesday evening and waited until a patient, Mmadu Happiness Miracle, a 22-year-old girl who just had a set of twins went to do some washing in the compound, before stealing one of the babies.
A source said Sunday who stole the baby boy among the twin babies, put him in a big handbag and made straight for the hospital gate, in an attempt to escape, but was discovered and stopped.
The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the theft said the suspect has been arrested.
He said, “On the 30/1/2019 at About 5:50pm, Police detectives attached to Central Police Station (CPS) Nnewi arrested one Dorothy Sunday ‘f’ aged 35 years of Izzi of Ebonyi State.
“The Suspect sneaked into the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi and stole a five Days old twin Baby Boy at the maternity ward of the hospital when the mother of the baby one Mmadu Happiness Miracle ‘f” Aged 22 years of Uruagu, Nnewi went to the hospital compound to wash her clothes.
“However, Luck ran out of the suspect when Nurses at the hospital gate saw her in a suspicious manner and raised the alarm which led to her arrest.
“Meanwhile, the stolen baby was recovered in good condition and the case is under investigation, after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution,” Mohammed said.
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