The wife of Mr. Mahana Zachariah, gave birth through Caesarian section to a healthy few days ago. Everybody was happy that mother and baby were alive. however, the joy which all received with celebration has been tampered with when a health worker in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State who pretended to be a well wisher bringing clothes to the new baby eventually stole the one-week old baby from her mother and disappeared into thin air.
According to report, she accompanied the mother of the baby to remove the stitches, while they were in the clinic, she offered to carry the baby while the mother's stitches were being removed by the doctor.
By the time the doctor was through with her, the suspect and the new born baby could not be found
Several people joined in the search for the suspect but she was nowhere to be found.
The theft of the baby has thrown the family and the area into despair with many describing the incident as strange in the area.
Father of the stolen baby, Mr. Mahana Zachariah, said it was shocking that someone would be so heartless to steal a week old baby, adding: "I hear this type of stories and read about them but now it has happened
in my house."
It is difficult to understand why no family member who are expressing shock could not follow her to the clinic rather than a stranger. What was the husband doing at that crucial time when the life of his wife was still hanging in the balance? If they value the lives of the mother and child, a family member would have been there with them in the clinic, this would not have happened.
We pray God touch the heart of this child thief to return the baby intact.