Nigerian arrested for stealing baby

Fatima Jibril,suspect

Fatima Jibril,suspect

A 29-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a one-and-half-year-old baby girl at Osu in Accra.

Fatima Jibril bolted with the child from a drinking spot operated by Joyce Owusua, 40, mother of the child.

Briefing the media, the Osu District Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Richard Daplah said on January 9, 2017, at about 2p.m., Fatima went to a drinking spot along the Osu beach.

He said after Fatima had been served, she told Owusua she wanted to hang around and relax, adding that Fatima then decided to engage the girl in a jovial mood.

ASP Daplah said, “Fatima later took the girl and pretended to walk around, later she was nowhere to be found.”

According to him, some customers who were also at the spot told Owusua that they saw Fatima with the girl, adding that with the help of the customers, Fatima was apprehended in possession of the girl.

ASP Daplah said during interrogation, Fatima told the police she did not know why she committed the act.

He said Fatima would soon be put before court.

He said two cases of child missing have been reported at the beginning of the year, and advised parents to be vigilant in taking care of their kids.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong  


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