Woman, 29, arrested for alleged kidnapping

A 29-year-old Nigerian woman who allegedly kidnapped a one-and-half-year-old daughter of a drinking spot operator at Osu has been arrested.

The suspect, Fatima Jibril, a mother of two, who claimed she arrived in Ghana a few hours before her arrest, was apprehended by some patrons of the spot, near the Osu beach.

Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Crime Officer of the Osu District Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Richard Daplah, said the child’s mother, accompanied by some of the patrons, handed over Fatima to the police at about 2 p.m. last Tuesday.

Drinking spot

ASP Daplah said the mother of the child told the police that Fatima came to her drinking spot and bought a shot of Castle Bridge liquor.

While she was drinking, the daughter of the drinking spot operator was also playing around and at a point Fatima started playing with the little girl.

Some patrons of the spot who knew the little girl saw Fatima carrying her and walking away from the spot.

When they questioned Fatima, she started fumbling and took to her heels.

They gave Fatima a hot chase and arrested her.


During interrogation at the Osu Police Station, Fatima told the investigators that she was drunk and did not know what she was doing.

Mr Daplah advised parents to be vigilant and keep an eye on their children as the police had been receiving reports of missing children of late.

Last Monday, he said, the Osu Police received two reports of eight and 11-year-olds who had gone missing.

“They have still not been found. We are doing our best to find them but parents must also do their part by taking very good care of their innocent children,” he said.

Source: Graphic.com.gh