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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 27 April 2019


Takoradi baby thief jailed five years in hard labour

Rose Mawusi Fiaku Rose Mawusi Fiaku

Forty-two-year-old seamstress Rose Mawusi Fiaku, who stole a one-year-old boy from the Takoradi Market Circle, has been sentenced to five years in prison in hard labour by a Sekondi Gender court.

Rose Mawusi Fiaku on Friday, March 23, 2019, made the headlines after he abducted the baby from her mother with the pretext of buying him sausage.

Before judgment was delivered on Friday, April 26, Rose burst into uncontrollable tears, pleading for mercy when asked if she had anything to say.

Justice Abena Agyin Doku then asked the lawyer of her alleged accomplice, Emmanuel Arthur, if he had anything to say.

He also pleaded for mercy and asked for Rose to be cautioned and discharged.

The judge, however, told Rose she had been lying to the court.

“You said you were pregnant, it wasn’t true, you said you had a baby, it wasn’t true,” the Judge said.

Justice Abena Agyin Doku then sentenced her to five years in prison in hard labour.

Her alleged accomplice, Lartey Lawson, is to reappear on Monday, April 29.

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