Police arrest 3 suspects over new born baby theft
Lafia—Police operatives in Nasarawa State are currently working round the clock to unravel how a baby, who was delivered around 3:00 am on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, was stolen around 6:00 am, three hours after at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia.
The state Commissioner of Police, Umar Nadada, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen, yesterday, in Lafia, explained that one Suleiman Abdullahi of Lafia reported the matter to the police on Tuesday, January 9.
He said the man reported the case at A-Division Police Station, Lafia that his wife gave birth at DASH through cesarean section at the hospital and the baby was stolen.
The CP added that the father of the stolen child said the one-day-old baby was stolen by a strange woman introduced to his wife by a relative, who is looking after his wife at the hospital.
He added that from preliminary investigations, the baby was stolen by the unknown woman that the caregiver entrusted to look after the mother and the child.
The commissioner explained that so far, three suspects have been arrested and are currently at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Lafia.
He further said many other people from the hospital were invited for questioning to unravel the perpetrators of the crime, adding that the management of the hospital was assisting the police in the investigation