Suspected baby thief arrested at 37 Military Hospital for posing as nurse

woman who posed as a nurse at the 37

Military Hospital has been arrested on

suspicion of attempting to steal a baby at the

Maternity Ward.

The suspect, who identified herself as Beatrice

Gyasi, a resident of Klagon in Accra, was seen

at the Maternity Ward playing with babies

while their mothers were asleep.

In some cases, the mothers had left their

babies in her care to use the washroom.

A source at the 37 Military Hospital told the

Daily Graphic that the woman in the nurse's

uniform had been able to gain access to the

Maternity Ward because she was in a nurses'


It said after some other nurses had seen her

around, they questioned whether or not she

was a member of staff, since they had not seen

her before.

According to the source, she answered in the

affirmative and claimed that she had just been

posted from the Winneba Nurses Training

College (Winneba NTC) to the 37 Military


However, after a while the muses and senior

officers at the ward became suspicious when

they realised she was not undertaking any

specific assignment but was only playing with

the babies.

The source said when the suspect was further

questioned, she claimed she was a nursing

mother who was there to feed a baby.

She, however, could not tell whose baby she

was to feed or where the baby was.

The nurses, therefore, examined her breast to

find out if she was truly a nursing mother but

found out that she did not have breast milk.

She was arrested and handed over to the

Cantonments Police.

At the Cantonments Police Station, the police

confirmed to the Daily Graphic that a woman

had been brought there from the 37 Military

Hospital for posing as a nurse and a report

was filed that she was suspected to be a baby


During interrogation, she told the police that

she was enrolled at the Winneba NTC for one-

and-a- half years but had to abandon the

course when she became pregnant.

The police said she was detained at the La

Police Station, since the Cantonments Station

did not have a female cell.

The Cantonments Police later granted the

'nurse' bail, since she was a nursing mother.

The 'nurse' was asked to report herself to the

police station and she had since obliged.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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