The police department in Kumasi Metropolitan, the Ashanti regional capital, are on the hunt for a fair woman who stole a two-week-old baby girl from her mother.
The incident was said to have taken place at about 7:30 am around the Silver Pharmacy area at Bantama, Kumasi, on Wednesday May 13, 2020.
Marian Yahaya,19 (pictured above) is the mother of the stolen baby, she claimed that she went to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for wound dressing only to be met by a middle-aged woman, fair in complexion who confronted her for not wearing the face mask to protect her from contracting the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The baby thief then told the nursing mother to hand over the baby to her and get herself a face mask before she could gain access to the premises of the hospital of which the mother agreed because she was in pain.
Strangely, the mother, who was delivered of her baby through a cesarean section returned with the face mask only to find out that the suspect is no where to be found and she is gone with the baby.
All efforts to track the mysterious baby thief has so far proved futile.
Briefing the media, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, pleaded with the general public to be on the watch for any suspicious middle-aged woman in a possession of a baby girl of about two weeks old and inform the regional Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) or the nearest police accordingly.