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Woman Arrested for Stealing a Baby


By Henderson Charles Msusa

A 30-year woman has been apprehended for allegedly stealing a newborn at Ntchisi District Hospital.

Ntchisi Police Public Relations Officer Glory Kondowe, has identified the suspect as Mayines Banda, and was arrested Monday in the district.

" Banda tricked the owner of the baby, linafe Hayiton, that she was a friend to her guardian, who by that time had gone to the guardian shelter to prepare food. She offered herself to carry the baby, so that the mother could rest," Kondowe said.

Kondowe added, that with that assuarance, the mother then slept, then the suspect took advantage of this to sneaking out of the ward, fortunately, she was intercepted by the hospital's perimeter guard.

Banda who is expected to be taken to court soon  to  answer the charge of stealing a child. She  comes from Chole village, Traditional Authority Kalumo in the district.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 29/08/2023

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