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Strange woman steals day old baby boy from hospital

However, the woman disappeared with the baby, leaving the distraught mother appealing for assistance in locating her child...

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Strange woman steals day old baby boy from hospital

A yet-to-be-identified woman has reportedly stolen a newborn baby boy from the postnatal ward of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Mrs Wosilat Suleiman, the mother of the one-day-old baby, explained that a relative introduced a strange woman to her, who offered to take care of her and the baby while the relative stepped out.

However, the woman disappeared with the baby, leaving the distraught mother appealing for assistance in locating her child.

The hospital management expressed regret at the theft and assured that stringent security measures been put in place to protect patients and staff.

Dr Mohammed Salihu, the Acting Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the hospital, noted that it is the first time a baby is stolen in the hospital.

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He detailed that Wosilat gave birth to the baby around 3 a.m., after which the baby was handed over to her relative.

Subsequently, mother and child were moved to the postnatal ward.

He highlighted that the baby was stolen when the relative entrusted a stranger to look after her sister while she stepped out.

The hospital management has reported the incident to the police, and an investigation is underway to solve the case.

“The relative of the baby’s mother has been arrested, and some of our staff on duty at the time have been invited by the police for questioning,” he added.

Dr. Salihu also assured that the hospital would review the CCTV footage to aid in identifying and apprehending the perpetrator.

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