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General News of Monday, 25 March 2019

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com

Baby kidnapped in Takoradi

The Takoradi Police have launched a manhunt for a middle-aged woman who allegedly stole a one year-old boy from her mother at the Takoradi Market Circle last Friday evening.

The incident happened at about 4:30pm in front of the Market Circle Post Office in Takoradi.

The mother, Nana Akosua Bowaa, a resident of Amanful in Takoradi and petty trader at the Market Circle, has been devastated by the development.

The suspect was said to have approached Akosua Bowaa, whose two children were crying at the time.

The suspect, who initially posed as a customer, reportedly asked the mother to allow her handle the two kids to enable her to serve the customers better.

The suspect later posed as a trader in the market.

After realising that the children had Ewe names, the culprit told their mother that she was also an Ewe.

Police sources say when the suspect realised that the mother was busily selling, she moved the kids to a nearby pastries seller under the guise of buying some for the kids.

The older boy started crying, so the suspect gave him back to the mother and told the women that she would bring the other kid who was with the vendor.

The suspect picked the one-year-old boy, who was calm at the time and bolted.

The mother, who sensed danger, later raised an alarm but all efforts to trace the boy proved futile.

Fortunately, a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera of some banks in the area captured the unidentified woman who was cuddling the baby as she moved away from the market.

The incident has since been reported to the Market Circle Police who have launched an investigation.