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Police arrests 3 for allegedly stealing 10 day old baby

The police Force in Enugu have arrested three persons, including a lady for allegedly stealing a 10-day old baby.

The suspects were apprehended and arrested by the anti-kidnap unit of the state police command following the alarm raised by the mother of the child, identified as Chinenye Egwu from Oduma in Aninri local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the plan to steal the baby boy was hatched by the suspects and others now at large after the woman put to bed and it was discovered that she had a male child and none of her relations was present.

The new mother was said to have registered with the private hospital where she attended ante-natal before delivering her baby on February 10.“The woman told the police that after delivering the baby she was in a very good condition and her baby was also healthy. But suddenly one of the nurses gave her an injection and she went into a deep sleep. When she woke up, her baby had disappeared. Upon inquiry from the nurses about the child’s hereabouts she was told that the baby had some problems and was taken away.

“Their explanation was not clear to her as she demanded to see the baby but when they failed to produce him that day she became suspicious that the hospital staff might be up to something funny. She insisted that the baby must be produced but along the line, one of the suspects approached her and made an offer of N46, 000 for the woman to forget about the baby.

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