Shocking: Teenager charged with snatching 3-day-old baby from hospital.

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Teenager charged with snatching 3-day-old baby

Teenager charged with snatching 3-day-old baby from hospital.

A 16-year-old Teenager was arrested in Masindi, Uganda, for reportedly snatching a 3-day-old newborn girl from the local hospital, Ejes Gist Newpaper Reports.

The suspect, a resident of Nyabyeya village in Masindi district’s Budongo sub-county, pretended to be a nurse at Masindi General Hospital’s maternal ward.

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She then approached a new mother, Sarah Nanjinga, 25, and persuaded her to hand her, her baby so she could rest while she was pregnant.

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Nanjinga, who had just given birth to her child by C-section at the hospital on April 28, 2022, handed the baby over to the stranger.

Nanjinga reported the crime to Masindi Central Police Station when the suspect vanished with the baby.

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According to Dr. Felix Twinomugisha, the Medical Superintendent at Masindi General Hospital, the supervisors at the ward were unaware that the suspect, who had apparently spent four days in the ward, was posing as an attendant, .

He warned women to be cautious with their newborn newborns at the district’s different health institutions, noting that many people target newborn babies.

Teenager charged with snatching 3-day-old baby

Police later busted the suspect from her hiding in Nyabyeya hamlet and detained her with the kidnapped infant, according to Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson.

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“She is being kept at the police station while inquiries into how the infant was kidnapped from Masindi hospital continue,” Hakiza said.

According to Hakiza, the suspect will appear in court on allegations of infant theft after police investigations are completed.

That is the latest foreign news today on Teenager charged with snatching 3-day-old baby.

 

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