Police arrests baby thief in Brong Ahafo Region

By Wendy Amarteifio
B\A:Police arrests baby thief

In the Brong Ahafo Region, a 20-year-old head porter, Patience Anane has been arrested by the police at Kwame Danso for allegedly escaping from Kumasi with a six-month-old baby left in her care.

On January 13, 2019, at about 10 a.m the mother of the baby, Abena Kubilla, left her six-month-old baby boy in the care of Patience at Kwame Antwi Lorry Station, near Race Course, to go and wash the baby’s clothes.

When she returned, the baby, together with Patience, was nowhere to be found. Consequently, she lodged a complaint with the Suame District Police.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Godwin Ahianyo  said following the theft and the subsequent complaint, the police initiated investigations into the issue and at about 8 p.m.on Thursday, January 17, 2019, “two young men arrested the suspect at Bantama, a suburb of Kwame Danso, in the Brong Ahafo Region, together with the baby, and handed her over to the Police at Kwame Danso.”

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According to ASP Mr Godwin Ahianyo, the police at Kwame Danso also handed over the suspect, together with the baby, to the Suame District police command.

He said the baby had since been handed over to the mother while the alleged baby thief, Patience Anane, was in the custody of the police pending further investigation and prosecution.

Mr Ahianyo expressed the command’s appreciation to the Krontihene of Kwadwo Bofour, a suburb of Yeji, and the assembly member of Bantama in assisting the police to arrest the suspect.

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