Bauchi Police Command has launched a manhunt for an unidentified woman who stole an 8-day-old twin baby boy named Mohammed Ibrahim from a ward in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.
The Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili confirmed this on Sunday, saying that the police is on the trail of the woman.
According to him, “We received a distress call on the 21st September 2022 at 2030hrs by one Adamu Haruna, 50 years old from Sarkin Buzaye village in Bauchi LGA.
“He came to ‘B’-Division and reported that on the same date at about 1700hrs, his in-law, one Bilkisu Abdullahi, 25 years old of Buzaye village who was on admission at ATBUTH while receiving treatment on eclampsia after delivery of a set of twins lost her child to an unknown woman.
“He complained that an unknown lady came and disguised as a staff of the hospital, criminally took away one of the twins named Mohammed Ibrahim. The child had only been with them for just 8 days until he was taken to an unknown destination.”
Ahmed Wakili added that “On receiving the complaint, detectives were drafted to the scene and investigation commenced immediately in order to arrest the culprit. We are trailing the woman and very soon, she will be apprehended”.
Corroborating the police, Chairman of ATBUTH Medical Advisory Committee, Dr Haruna Liman confirmed the incident.
He said that it was an unfortunate development while assuring that the Management of the Hospital would work with security agencies to track down the woman.
He further noted that security has been beefed up around the hospital, stressing also that surveillance measures have been stepped up to avert future occurrences.