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22.02.2020 Crime & Punishment

Fishmonger Faces Court For Abducting 6-Month-Old Baby

By Mercy Nimo || Tema
Fishmonger Faces Court For Abducting 6-Month-Old Baby
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The Ada District Police Command has arrested a fishmonger, Mary Quertey for kidnapping a 6-month old baby.

According to the investigator, Corporal Sugulu of the Ada District Police, the accused person, Mary Quertey lives in the same vicinity as the victim, the investigator said Mary often visited the victim's mother.

He said on Sunday, 19th of January 2020, the accused went to visit the victim's mother in the house.

The mother of the baby went to the seashore, leaving the baby under the care of the accused person.

Corporal Sugulu said the baby's mother returned home later and realized both the baby and Mary Quertey were nowhere to be found.

He said the mother of the baby reported the case to the police and after an intensive search, Mary Quertey was found.

"Mary Quartey attempted to sell off the baby in Togo and she was arrested by relatives and brought to Ghana. The victim's family then lodged a complaint at the Ada Police Station and she was apprehended and arraigned for court," the police chief explained.

At the Tema Circuit court B, Mary Quertey pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against her.

She added that she did not know what came over her for her to have done that.

The Presiding Judge, Betta Aniagyei ordered that Mary Quertey remain in Police custody to reappear on the 26th of February 2020 for further adjudication.

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