Woman, nurse 'steal' 5-day-old premature baby from hospital

2017-02-13 15:02
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Kampala - A Ugandan nurse together with an accomplice have been arrested in connection with stealing a 5-day-old premature baby, says a report.

According to Daily Monitor, the two were apprehended on allegations that they stole the baby boy at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday evening last week.

The baby was receiving treatment at the health facility’s special care unit.

Police confirmed the arrest, adding that the two suspects remained in their custody. 

The nurse was identified as Rose Sului while her accomplice was identified as Harriet Jalya.

Meanwhile, the toddler’s mother, Zaina Magomu of Mpumudde, Kimaka Divison in Jinja, was said to be still in shock following the incident. 

Reports indicated that this was not the first time that a nurse was arrested on charges of stealing a baby.

A nurse at Joyce Clinic in Bukanga, Isingiro District was last year arrested for allegedly stealing a baby from its mother at Mbarara Referral Hospital.

Joyce Koburungi, reportedly stole the new-born baby from its mother Monic Kiconco, soon after she had given birth through caesarean.

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