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Kitwe maid was detained after taking her employers’ infant.

Just two weeks after a Ndola woman took a newborn at the Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH), a 42-year-old Kitwe maid was also detained for stealing the two-month-old baby boy of her employers.

It’s thought that Mercy Chanda took Charity Mulenga’s infant son from Kitwe’s Chimwemwe community and put him at her sister’s residence.

According to Copperbelt commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba, police were notified of a case of child stealing that happened in Chimwemwe township yesterday at or around 10:00 a.m.

“Police received intelligence information from informers who were planted near the suspect’s house, that she had appeared at her house without the child. Police rushed and apprehended her. She was interviewed and led the police to Musonda township where she had left the baby with her young sister. The baby was found in the custody of the young sister to the suspect,” he said.

He said when the suspects sister was interviewed, she stated that her elder sister just dropped the baby with her and promised to return in a few minutes, which never happened.

“Realising that her elder sister was not forthcoming, she went and reported the matter at Mufuchani kafue bridge police post. The baby was recovered and is in the hands of the biological mother,” he said.

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