There was pandemonium in Peniel Maternity and Clinic popularly known as (Mummy’s hospital) Anyigba in Dekina LGA – Kogi State, after a newborn baby reportedly went missing shortly after delivery.
The baby who was delivered in the early hours on Sunday, got missing after few hours as confirmed by Fitumi a relative to the husband, who also disclosed that the child was under the care of a nurse on duty before she suddenly disappeared.
The nurse who couldn’t explain vividly how the incident occurred, was taken to Anyigba Police station for official investigation and interrogation.
Joy Idah Mudi the mother of the baby who spoke to newsmen, said she didn’t see her child before she got missing because of the improper arrangement of the Maternity. She added that she was placed in a different ward before she heard the shocking news.
It was also gathered that following the incident, residents of the area stormed Anyigba Police Station demanding the transfer of the maternity nurse to the vigilante officials for torturing. Here are more photos below;
This is coming after it was also reported few months ago, that Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, confirmed that investigation had commenced on the disappearance of a day-old-baby at Yusuf Dantsoho General Hospital, Kaduna.
The baby, whose parents were deaf and dumb, was allegedly stolen by a woman hours after delivery on Jan. 10. Baba said her ministry was liaising with that of Health to unravel the circumstances that led to the disappearance of the baby.
“We are working to ensure that the baby is traced and returned to her mother,’’ she told NAN in Kaduna.
“We are appealing to the ministry of health to thoroughly investigate all personnel on duty at the time.
We are also involving the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps Child Protection Desk to conduct their investigations on the matter.
“This not the first time this is happening at Yusuf Dantsoho, and this has given us a bad image as a government in the eyes of the public,’’ the commissioner added.