Baby thief charged

Western Regional Police Command has charged the suspect in the baby theft saga.


Mawusi Rose Fiaku, 42, was charged yesterday with child stealing and conspiracy to commit a crime alongside her accomplice believed to be her boyfriend Lawson Lartey, 32.

The two were arrested by a team of police personnel of the SWAT team at their hideout in Effiekuma in the Effia-Kwesimitsim Municipality in the early hours of yesterday with the stolen baby.

Mawusi’s accomplice believed to be her boyfriend Lawson Lartey, 32.

Last Friday, the suspect who was dressed in a long dress with a veil covering her face was  alleged to have pretended to be shopping in the market and engaged the victim’s mother, Nana Akosua, in a hearty conversation to the extent that the two started speaking local dialect Ewe.


The unidentified suspect requested to assist Nana Akosua to hand over her baby boy to her to relieve her so could serve customers better.


The suspect then took the one year old boy and his siblings to a nearby pastries shop and bought them some, and later returned the siblings leaving the one year old boy with the pastries seller.


The suspect then promised to return the boy but subsequently bolted away with the boy without the mother noticing.


Later, the victim’s mother, realising their absence at the pastries shop, raised an alarm but it was too late to trace the whereabouts of her baby.

The frustrated mother began searching for her baby but could only get footage of her missing baby and the suspect from some banks whose CCTV captured them.






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