After another mother from Lubuto Township abducted her newborn child, a 32-YEAR-OLD woman from Ndola’s Chipulukusu Township is now in shock and grief.
Sofia Kabila, 28, is thought to have abducted Susan Kayambo’s child in order to replace the one she lost due to miscarriage. Sofia Kabila is 28 years old.
Kabila has now been detained in police custody after being arrested for the crime of kidnapping.
According to Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, when Kabila entered the Ndola Teaching Hospital grounds and pretended to be a relative, she was able to steal the victim’s baby.
“When the victim asked the nurse to get the baby from the lady, at that point she discovered that the lady was not within the hospital. They tried to look around the hospital in and out the premises but all in vain. At 23:00 hours the matter was reported at the Hospital Police Post. Police made a follow up to Lubuto, where the the suspect had given the address that she was coming from Lubuto ,but the address given does not exist,” he said.
He said the suspect was then apprehended and the baby was recovered
“When questioned why she committed the crime her response was that sometime back in the month of August, 2022 she had a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant and she never communicated the sad development to the husband,” he said.
According to Mr. Mweemba, the suspect told police that she had been hunting for a child ever since she had her miscarriage.
“The suspect further said she was able to accomplish the mission of stealing a child because the husband is never home most of the time. The husband to the suspect when he came to the Police also confirmed that he believed that the child was his and took part in the nursing of the child the whole night after being stolen,” he said.