A one-year-old baby has reportedly been stolen from his mother at the Takoradi Market Circle in the Western Region.
According to a report by Joy News, the baby, identified as Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu, was stolen on Friday, March 22, 2019.
Mother of the baby, Nana Akosua, claims a woman in her 40s is the one who stole her child.
She narrated that the suspect approached her and engaged her in a conversation in front of her store.
The mother said the suspect asked if her two children were Ewes and later asked for their names as well.
Upon disclosing that her youngest kid is called Mawusi, the suspect claimed she also bears the same name.
Nana Akosua said the suspect then requested to buy a pastry and sausage for her kids.
She said she was initially reluctant due to the recent kidnappings in the region but decided to allow it and monitor the suspect closely.
According to her, she returned to her spot after she saw the suspect returning with her children, only to realise they were nowhere to be found.
She said she waited for more than an hour, but only her second child returned with the suspect escaping with the baby.
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Meanwhile, the police has launched a manhunt for the middle-aged woman believed to have stolen one-year-old Mawusi.
This was after the suspect was captured by the CCTV camera of a nearby bank when she was moving away with the baby.
Ghanaians have been alarmed in recent months following reports of numerous kidnapping cases around the country.
Three girls - Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Koranchie – have been kidnapped in Takoradi within the last five months.
All three are yet to be found, although the prime suspect, identified as a Nigerian national Samuel Wilson Udoetuk, has been apprehended by the Police.
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