Kumasi: Woman, 45, Jailed 6 Years For Stealing Baby From Hospital
The Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a 45 year old woman, Theresa Asamoah to six 6 years in prison with hard labour for her involvement in a baby theft incident at the Kumasi South Hospital. Her daughter, 21 year old Priscilla Appiah, who also pleaded not guilty, has been granted a GHS100,000 cedis bail with three sureties to
be justified. According to the Police, their investigations show that Theresa Asamoah and Priscilla Appiah on June 10, 2019, tricked a nursing mother who had just delivered at the hospital and took away her baby. The police say the woman who had just delivered, migrated from Nandom and was also a head porter staying with
Theresa Asamoah and her daughter who at the time had faked a pregnancy to her husband. During the court hearing on Thursday, Prosecutor Inspector Oparebea stated that Priscilla Appiah then took the baby home and then informed her husband that she had given birth while the head porter, Sylvia Pime too, was told that her
baby died shortly after she gave birth and was sacked from the house. The prosecutor added that Sylvia Pime, after receiving that news, went back to her hometown, Nandom only to return in two years time to Kumasi to realise that her baby was still alive. She then reported to the police. Speaking to the media, the Ashanti regional
coordinator of Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit, of the Ghana Police Superintendent Susana Dery says they launched investigations immediately which led to the arrest of the suspects.