Police arrest 3 suspects over theft of newborn baby in Nasarawa hospital


The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has launched an investigation into the theft of a newborn baby at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, DASH, Lafia.

Umar Nadada, Commissioner of Police in the State, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Lafia on Wednesday.

Nadada 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 a caesarean section at the hospital and the baby was stolen.

The CP added that the father of the stolen child said that 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 carer 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 that many other people from the hospital were invited for questioning to unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

Nadada also said that the management of the hospital was assisting the police in the investigation of the case.

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