Baby 'thief' arrested at Osu

Baby 'thief' arrested at Osu

- A baby thief was arrested by some residents of Osu and handed over to the police

- The suspect has admitted she was drunk and didn't know what she was doing with the baby

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The Police in Greater Accra region have arrested a 29-year-old Nigerian woman for allegedly stealing a baby girl.

Baby thief arrested at Osu

Fatima Jibril, the alleged baby thief

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According to a Daily Graphic report, the baby is a one-and-half-year-old daughter of a drinking spot operator at Osu.

The suspect, Fatima Jibril, is a mother of two, who claimed to have arrived in Ghana few hours before her arrest.

Reports say Fatima was apprehended by some patrons of the spot, near the Osu beach and handed over to the police for further questioning.

The Crime Officer of the Osu District Police Command, ASP Richard Daplah told the Daily Graphic that the child’s mother, accompanied by some local residents, handed over Fatima to the police at about 2pm last Tuesday.

ASP Daplah said the mother of the child told the police that Fatima came to her drinking spot and bought Castle Bridge liquor and sat down to drink.

However, while enjoying her drink, she started playing with the little daughter of the drinking spot operator who was loitering around.

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Reports say, some patrons of the spot who knew the little girl saw Fatima carrying her and walking away from the spot, and when they questioned Fatima, she started fumbling and took to her heels.

Fatima was then given a hot chase until she was arrested.

During interrogation at the Osu Police Station, Fatima told investigators she was drunk and did not know what she was doing.

Meanwhile, the Police have advised parents to be vigilant and keep an eye on their children as reports of missing children is on the rise.

ASP Daplah said, the Osu Police on last Monday received two separate reports of eight and 11-year-olds who had gone missing.

“They have still not been found. We are doing our best to find them but parents must also do their part by taking very good care of their innocent children,” he said.

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