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‘Why I stole three-day-old baby in Jos hospital’

Leritshimwa Dungjil Diyal, a 32-year-old woman who was alleged to have stolen a three-day-old baby at Jos Hospital explained that she committed the offence because she was desperately looking for a child after she has been married for the past seven years without a child.

It would be recalled that Mrs Diyal who is a student of College of Health Technology Zawan in Jos South Local government area of Plateau state was alleged to have stolen a three day old child at Plateau State Specialist Hospital – where she did her three month attachment.

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Speaking with journalist after she was paraded by the Plateau state Police Command in Jos on Thursday, the suspect said, “I was looking for a child for the last seven years that I have been married.”

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Mrs Diyal said the temptation of getting a child that would call her a mother made her to steal the child, “I just needed a child to call me mother. I went to orphanages to get a child for adoption but I couldn’t get any.”

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“I regretted my action; I wished I am dead right now because I am ashamed of what I did,” she said.

While narrating how the suspect was apprehended, the Commissioner of Police Plateau state Command, Isaac Akinmoyede said his men swung into action after they have gotten a report on 31st May, 2019 at about 20:30hrs from one Nanpan Gumut ‘m’ of Boys Brigade Quarters Jos, a security officer with Plateau State Specialist Hospital Jos.

The Police Boss said the case would be charged to court after investigation.

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