Malawi police arrest woman, 20, ‘for stealing a baby’

Malawi Police have arrested a 2o-year-old woman for allegedly stealing a baby by pretending to be well-wisher at Mulanje District hospital.

The woman disappeared with the baby ‘knowingly’

Mulanje Police have confirmed the arrest as Dorothy Mponda, suspected to have taken a baby on an evil intention at the district hospital.

The baby whose real mother is Rhoda Charles, 16, hails from Villa-Milange in Mozambique and was referred to the facility from Mpala Health Centre where she was admitted for maternity services.

According to Police, the mother gave birth to the baby girl on February 8, 2020 and was discharged on Monday.

Upon the discharge her guardian went to pharmacy to collect drugs before departing for their village, leaving her with the baby.

Later the suspect told the mother to the baby that the guardian hassent her to pick the baby taking her to the pharmacy.

Convincingly, Charles surrendered the baby and the suspect left pretending to be going to the pharmacy.

After the guardian reported back and asked the whereabouts of the baby, itwas when they suspected that the lady had stolen the baby.

Upon enquiring the where the woman has taken the baby, the suspect was already left for unknown destination and that lead them to report to Police.

Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mulanje Police Station Sub Inspector, Gresham Ngwira confirmed to institutean investigations that through well wishers, led to the arrest of the suspect.

“I confirm that Police has recovered the baby through tip offs. The suspect will appear in court soon to answer a charge of stealing a child,” he narrated.

Police commends well wishers for giving out information that led to the recovery of the baby and the arrest of the thief.

Mponda, 30, hails from BangoVillage in the Area of Senior Chief Mabuka in Mulanje.

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nompumelelo khuzwayo
4 years ago

16 and 20 year olds instead of being in school. zambali imeneyi paja nzomwe amatha not surprising at all!!!

Feston grido
Feston grido
4 years ago


4 years ago

I dont understand why women would go to that extent to steal a baby. If you want one am available and you can contact me on 08998767543 and will give you a baby naturally

Nsisi wa mwala
Nsisi wa mwala
4 years ago

Did u read ur story madam Kalawe? How old is the thief? 30 or 20 years???

4 years ago

Mother at 16. Today!

4 years ago

Is it women or woman? looks the tittle is misleading.

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