The one-year-old missing baby in Takoradi has been found, the police confirm Tuesday.

The SWAT team of the police found the baby at Effiakuma Number 1, a suburb of Takoradi upon a tipoff in the company of the woman suspect and her male accomplice.

The baby has gone through medical examination before being released to the parents, his father Michael Agbenu said.


The suspect believed to be in her 40s last Friday bolted with the one-year-old baby boy at the popular Market Circle.

The suspect who was dressed in a long dress with a veil covering her face pretended to be shopping in the market and engaged the victim’s mother, Nana Akosua, in a hearty conversation to the extent that the two started speaking local dialect Ewe.

The unidentified suspect requested to assist Nana Akosua to hand over her baby boy to her to relieve her so she could serve customers better.

The suspect then took the one-year-old boy and his siblings to a nearby pastries shop and bought some pastries, and later returned the siblings leaving the boy with the pastries seller.

The suspect then promised to return the boy but subsequently bolted with the boy without the mother noticing.

Later, the victim’s mother, realising their absence at the pastries shop, raised an alarm but it was too late to trace the whereabouts of her baby.

The Takoradi police launched a manhunt for the suspect and the baby leading to her arrest Monday.

The baby thief

The accomplice