Thursday, October 6, 2016
Police holds a woman over suspicion on stealing a baby
POLICE in Mbeya Region is holding a woman identified as Mode Barnaba over suspicions of stealing a three month old baby identified as Peter Belino in Rungwe District. Speaking in a telephone interview on Wednesday this week, Mbeya Regional Police Commander, (RPC) Dhahiri Kidavashari said the incident occurred at Ndaga area in Rungewe village. Explaining the ordeal, the biological mother of the child who was identified as Anna Belino Fabian (25), a resident of Ndaga, reported that the suspect stole her baby when she was shaving her hair and she asked to offer a helping hand to carry the baby when the mother was treating her hair. “The woman who is a resident of Mchangani village in Rungwe district is suspected to steal the baby when she visited the home of the stolen child. She volunteered to carry the baby before disappearing with her to an unknown place until she was caught by the police,” the RPC reported. He said the mother of the stolen baby reported the incident to the police and the law enforcers launched a manhunt to look for the suspect. The suspect was later arrested at the Mchangani village bus stand while she was preparing to travel with the baby to Mbeya town. The suspect will appear before the court of law after investigations are completed. The Mbeya Regional Chief of Police has reminded parents and guardians to protect their children in order to avoid such incidents of child theft. In a separate incident, a men identified as Frank Edison (20), and Moses Mwangoka (17), are being held by the police in Mbeya for allegedly being found in possession of 45 grams of suspected narcotic drugs believed to be marijuana. The suspects were arrested on Tuesday morning this week when police conducted a crackdowns at Ilemi and Ilolo areas in Mbeya City. The suspects will appear in the court of law after police complete investigations.