- A baby has been stolen from the Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, three days after she was delivered
- The baby was said to have been taken away by a woman who claimed to be a doctor in the facility
- The mother of the child said the fake doctor said the doctor told her the baby needed to complete some laboratory tests
A three-day-old baby has been declared missing from the Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, where her mother is still on admission.
The baby belonging to Nwa God Chukwuebuka, 33 and Mary Chukwuebuka, 30, was delivered on May 28 and abducted May 31 by a woman posing to be a medical doctor in the facility.
Speaking to journalists, the parents of the baby said the girl was delivered in the early morning of May 28, after her mother was induced.
Daily Trust reports that Mary said she remained in the hospital on admission because she lost lots of blood from the delivery.
The mother of the missing child said: “By Thursday evening, the doctor gave me a form for a test and the next morning, a woman dressed as a doctor came to ask me for the form.
"I gave it to her, but she said not this one, the form for the baby’s test. I told her that the doctor did not say there was anything wrong with my baby, but she said the baby was supposed to be taken for blood test and being that she was a doctor, I trusted her and handed the baby to her," Mary said.
She also said that her mother - the baby's grandmother - had followed the fake doctor to the laboratory for the test but was asked to leave with the said doctor promising to return the child immediately after the blood test.
Confirming the incident, the chief medical director of the hospital, Dr Philimon Golwa, said the incident could be linked to a mystery woman who visited the hospital prior to the disappearance of the baby.
Golwa said the mystery woman had claimed he was pregnant although a medical examination carried out on her proved it was a false pregnancy.
The doctor said the woman who was in the hospital with a man she claimed to be husband had caused a scene.
“After the incident, the nurses advised all the patients to be careful with their babies and to check with the nurses for any issue only for us to hear that a woman dressed as a hospital staff had collected a baby and the mother did not notify the hospital until about an hour later,” Golwa said.
He also confirmed that the hospital has contacted the Police and was also checking its records to gather information about the mystery woman.
Also speaking, the spokesperson for the Police in the state, DSP Tyopev Terna, confirmed the incident.
Terna however said providing any information to the public on the matter could jeopardise a critical aspect of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 2-year-old girl identified as Ojo Esther who had gone missing has been found.
Ojo's family sent a report thanking Legit.ng with details of how she was recovered.
In a bid to find the 2-year-old, the family had contacted Legit.ng to spur the will of Nigerians to help find the little girl, and it seems like it worked.
The family through Facebook user, Peter Joseph Noviyon, told Legit.ng that the toddler was found on Monday, May 6.
It was stated that the culprits involved in her kidnap were also arrested by the officers at Igando police station.
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