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Sekondi: Court orders ‘baby thief’ to undergo psychiatric test

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

 

 

 

A Sekondi Gender Court presided over by Justice Abena Agyin Doku on Friday ordered the woman who allegedly stole a baby in the Western Region, Mawusi Rose Fiaku, to undergo a psychiatric test.
This was after the suspect told the court she has not had a baby before, contrary to what she had told the court in a previous proceeding.

The court at the last sitting ordered the suspect to have a pregnancy test. The test proved negative.
Mawusi Rose Fiaku was directed to undergo the psychiatric test following an admission by her mother that her daughter had been behaving abnormally even before the baby stealing issue.

Mawusi’s boyfriend, Lawson Lartey who was is the second accused was not asked any question by the court but was however given bail in the sum of GHc10,000 with two sureties to reappear in court on 26thApril together with her girlfriend.
Background
Suspect Mawusi Rose Fiaku and her boyfriend, Lawson Lartey have been charged with stealing and abetment of crime after they were arrested by the Western Regional SWAT at Effiakuma-Takoradi in possession of one-year-old Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu who was stolen from the mother at the Takoradi Market Circle on Friday, April 22nd.
Suspect Mawusi had pleaded guilty to the charges but her boyfriend has pleaded not guilty.
Earlier, Mawusi Rose Fiaku told the court that she had a nine-month-old baby at home and was also pregnant; a claim that surprised people at the court with some shouting “liar”.
The one-year-old boy was kidnapped from his mother at the Takoradi Market Circle.
A CCTV camera being used by a cluster of banks around the area captured the woman moving away from the market with the child in her arms.
The incident which happened at about 4:30 pm in front of the Market Circle Post Office was then reported to the Market Circle Police.
The baby was later found and sent to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital for medical examination.

By: | citinewsroom.com | Ghana

 

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