A baby was retrieved at Asebu in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese district in the Central Region after four persons were arrested in a scheme to steal her.
Four persons who allegedly engineered a grand scheme to steal a baby girl were arrested by the Central Regional Police Command at Asebu.
Two men, Maxwell Otoo and Jariah Abubakar aided two other women to commit the act.
Florence Eshun, stated that she needed the baby to save her collapsing marriage and Monica Asare posed as a nurse.
All four were arrested during separate operations, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Serwaa Opong, the Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service confirmed.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Eshun went to Cape Coast and returned to Asebu with Asare who presented herself as a nurse to the baby's mother, Comfort Fenin, 23, ASP ppong revealed.
Asare then gave the baby's mother, Fenin GH¢ 10 for medication at a nearby shop to treat a skin rash on the baby and took the baby from the unsuspecting mother.
Fenin returned only to be hit by the hard reality that the woman had left with the baby.
Amid the vile ordeal, Asare and Eshun left to Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast, where Eshun paid Asare GH¢ 200, took the baby girl to Abubabkar at Nyinasin to take care of her.
The chief suspect, Otoo, who was first arrested at Asebu, confessed during interrogation that he aided the two persons to steal the baby girl, ASP Oppong said.
According to Otoo, Eshun pleaded with him to help her to steal the baby for her to save her marriage because she was unable to conceive.
Upon his arrest he led the police to arrest Eshun who also named her accomplices as Abubakar and Asare respectively at Nyinasin and Abura in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
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