Western Region: Another baby thief busted at Sefwi Wiawso

A young woman in her twenties has been busted by the Sefwi Wiaso District Police Command for allegedly stealing two babies. 

Twenty-six-year-old Paulina Owusu who is popularly known as Pokua was arrested together with some young men. they were in possession of the kids who are only two weeks old each. According to the Sefwi Wiaso District Police commander, Christopher Dekeh Pokua is also a pregnant mother.

He narrated that Pokua lives in Sefwi Wiaso but committed the crime at Panikrom. The Police Commander further revealed that his outfit got wind of the whereabouts of Pokua. The Police quickly arrested her together with other accomplices.

“The two babies found in her possession are just two weeks old. She was not alone in the crime but was arrested in the company of other accomplices (Stephen Owusu, Haruna Yousuf, Sampson Addai, and Kofi Nkrumah). They have all confessed to committing the crime and we have paraded them before the court”. He noted.

According to him, Pokua also confirmed to the Police that she uses the babies for ritual purposes. He says Pokua has been arrested before on similar crimes.

“We have arrested her on a similar offense before. Whenever she is pregnant, she gets herself involved in such acts. She has told us that she uses the babies for ritual purposes. She is currently on remand with her accomplices”. He noted.

It would be recalled some health workers were nabbed by the security agencies in the country for allegedly selling babies.

The issue got most Ghanaians angry and condemned the act. Many called on the laws to deal with them if found guilty. This recent case at Sefwi Wiawso has further compounded the issue of baby stealing in the country.


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