Posted: Monday 2nd June 2014 at 18:36 pm

Midwife, two others arrested for stealing and selling baby in Kumasi


Police in Kumasi have arrested a midwife and two others for allegedly stealing and selling a day old baby.

Fifty-seven year old Chief Executive of Ayiwa Maternity Home, Grace Osei Afriyie and her accomplices were picked up at separate locations upon a tip-off.

The two other suspects are 44 year old Cecilia Annor, a cook at the Kumasi Polytechnic and Comfort Adjei a typist at the Kumasi Children’s Home.

Ashanti Regional Anti Human Trafficking Unit, ASP Regina Mintah, said the Unit had information that a resident of Abuakwa had in her custody a baby and was suspected that it might not be hers.

Police followed up to arrest her after she confessed having taken the baby from one Comfort Adjei, a typist at the Kumasi Children’s Home.

ASP Mintah at a press briefing Monday said Cecilia led police to arrest Comfort and she also mentioned the midwife at Ayiwa Maternity Home at New Suame in Kumasi.

According to the police, the suspects in their caution statements revealed that Cecilia had gone to Kumasi Children’s Home early this year to adopt a child.

She met the typist at the home, Comfort Adjei, who took 500 hundred Ghana cedis for adoption forms.

ASP Regina Mintah said Comfort Adjei later called Cecilia Annor on phone that the baby was ready for her to pick.

She says Cecilia who has been feigning pregnant for months quickly met Comfort Adjei.

Together, they went to the maternity Home at New Suame where a day old baby boy was handed over to her.

According to ASP Mintah, an amount of three thousand Ghana cedis was paid by Cecilia’s husband to the other two suspects.

The baby is about three months old now and is in the custody of the Kumasi Children’s Home as police continue their investigation.

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