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16-yr-old girl arrested for stealing three-day-old baby from hospital

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Police in Masindi, Uganda, has arrested a 16-year-old woman for allegedly stealing a three-day-old child woman from the district hospital.

 

The suspect, a resident of Nyabyeya village in Budongo sub-county in Masindi district, posed as an attendant on the maternal ward in Masindi Basic Hospital.

 

She then approached a brand new mum named Sarah Nanjinga, 25, and satisfied her handy over her child so she will relieve her of the kid whereas she rests.

 

Nanjinga, who had simply delivered her child by C-section on the hospital on April 28, 2022, handed over the toddler to the stranger.

 

The suspect later disappeared with the newborn, prompting Nanjinga to report the case to Masindi Central Police station.

 

Dr. Felix Twinomugisha, the Medical Superintendent at Masindi Basic hospital stated the supervisors on the ward weren’t conscious that the suspect, who had reportedly spent 4 days within the ward, was posing as an attendant.

 

He cautioned moms to watch out with their new child infants on the varied well being amenities within the district, including that there are numerous individuals concentrating on new child infants.

 

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine area police spokesperson stated police later busted the suspect from her hideout in Nyabyeya village and arrested her with the stolen child.

 

“She is at present being held on the police station whereas investigations proceed to learn the way the newborn was stolen from Masindi hospital,” Hakiza famous.

 

Hakiza says as soon as police investigations are by means of, the suspect will seem in courtroom on costs of child theft.

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