Traders at the Takoradi Central Market popularly known as “Market Circle” are yet to come terms with the reality after a woman, believed to be in her forties, bolted away with a one- year-old baby boy last Friday.
Police and residents of Takoradi are on a manhunt for the suspect; a middle-aged woman who stole the year-old baby boy from her mother at the Takoradi Market Circle.
The suspect who was dressed in a long dress with a veil covering her face is alleged to have pretended to be shopping in the market and engaged the victim’s mother, Nana Akosua, in a conversation.
The unidentified suspect is alleged to have asked the victim's mother to give her baby to her so that she (Nana Akosua) could serve her customers.
The suspect is said to have taken the victim and his siblings to a nearby pastries shop to buy some for them, after which the suspect bolted with the victim.
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The one-year-old Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu was stolen at the market Friday
Later, the victim’s mother after fruitless search for her baby raised an alarm, but the suspect could not be found at the market. However, a CCTV at one of the banks at the market captured the suspect. The police has since launched an investigation into the issue.