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Police arrest three in connection to Nasarawa hospital baby theft

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested three in connection with baby theft at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia

The police says it has commenced an investigation into the stealing of the Newborn baby who was delivered through Caesarean Section by a 20-year-old woman.

The newborn, a baby boy, was said to have been stolen a few hours after his birth on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, by a yet-to-be-identified stranger.

Speaking on the development during a press briefing in Lafia on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu Nadada, said three suspects had so far been arrested in connection with the matter.

He said, “Yesterday (Tuesday), one Suleiman Abdullahi of Timber Shade went to A Division Police Station and reported that his wife had a Caesarean Section at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.

“He narrated that his brother’s wife who was assisting his wife wanted to go home to get a charger but unfortunately handed over the child to an unknown woman.

“But when she came back to the ward, she could not find the child and the woman. That was how the matter was reported to us.

“I don’t think the matter is connected to ritualists but investigation is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department.

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