Teaching hospital recovers stolen baby in Bauchi

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi, Dr. Haruna Liman handing over the 14-day-old twin baby stolen from the hospital to the mother in Bauchi on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A 14-day-old twin baby stolen from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi had been recovered in Bauchi.

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the hospital, Dr Haruna Liman, while handing over the baby on Tuesday in Bauchi, said that the baby was stolen from the mother in the hospital eight days after she gave birth.

“The baby was stolen on September 21, 2022 by 4:30 p.m from the mother who is receiving treatment in the hospital.

“The baby boy was rescued today, September 27 at about 1a.m. in good health and sound.

“We appreciate Allah and efforts of the internal security of the hospital, Department of Security Services (DSS), Police and other security agencies in the recovery of the baby,” he said.

Liman said security agencies already arrested a woman suspected of masterminding the dastardly act.

“She is currently undergoing interrogation, that is all we know after the security agencies have handed over the baby to the Hospital Management.

“We are now handing over the two weeks old twin baby boy to the mother and the family in good health,” Liman added.

The chairman explained that the management would review the security architecture of the hospital as well install more security technology devices in the hospital.

The District Head of Bauchi, Alhaji Nura Jumba, urged the management of the hospital to review the security mechanism of the hospital in earnest to avoid repeat of such occurrence.

He pledged that traditional leaders would always educate communities on the proper times of visiting patients in the hospital.

Jumba urged the management to build a relationship with the family, with a view to giving them a sense of belonging.

Responding on behalf of the family of the baby, Malam Shitu Kalid expressed appreciation to the hospital management for its concern and the security agencies for recovering the baby.

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