The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday paraded one Leritshimwa Dungjil Diyal, who was said to have stolen a three-day-old baby from Plateau Specialist Hospital on the May 31, 2019.
The Command also paraded sixteen other suspects for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling.
Speaking about the woman who was said to have stolen a three-day-old baby, the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said, “Due to the painstaking and diligent investigation coupled with medical reports, the Police discovered that the suspect, Leritshimwa Dungjil Diyal has not given birth as she claimed.
Akinmoyede said, “When confronted with this obvious and naked realities she broke down and confessed to the commission of the above-mentioned crime.
“The police are investigating her claim that the crime was committed by herself alone”, he explained.
According to the Police boss, “The principal suspect, Leritshimwa Dungjil Diyal is a 32-year-old married woman, who is a student of College of Health Technology Zawan in Jos South LGA. She perfected her plans to steal the child by leveraging on her knowledge of Plateau State Specialist Hospital where she once did her attachment.
“She also faked her kidnapping story thinking it would give her strong alibi. She took the child to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos with the advice of her mother. The case will be charged to court after investigation please.”
Speaking to DAILY POST, the suspect (Leritshimwa) agreed that she committed the crime and regrets her action.
The suspect, who was weeping profusely, said “Honestly, I regret my action, I wish I’m dead by now.
“I have been married for seven years with no child; and have tried to adopt a child, but all to no avail.
“Honestly, my husband was not aware of the incident, I was just desperate to have a child I’ll call my own.”
She prayed that the other two suspects in connection with the incident who are also in police custody but were not paraded as the CP said they are still under investigation, would be release, as she claimed they are innocent.
However, the Police Commissioner, thanked the citizens of the State for their unwavering support and at the same time appreciates the media for the positive publicity the command is enjoying from them.