The one-year-old boy who was allegedly stolen at the Takoradi market popularly known as Market Circle has been found.
Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu was found by police on Tuesday dawn, but details of how he was rescued remain sketchy.
The family has declined to speak on the matter as they wait for the police to officially engage the public on the matter first.
Joy News’ Western Region Correspondent, Ina-Thalia Quansah said Tuesday dawn that “information I have is a woman called Mawusi and her boyfriend have been arrested. The said woman was the one who stole the baby from his mother on Friday.”
According to the mother of the boy, Nana Akosua, Mawusi who is in her 40s, engaged her in a hearty conversation before bolting away with her son.
She told Ina-Thalia that she first noticed the suspect in front of her sister’s store across the road from her spot when cleaning up her older kid.
The boy went missing at a time when three young girls, who are reported kidnapped since last year in the same region, have still not been found.
There were fears that the little boy’s abduction would add to the unfortunate statistics of missing persons in Takoradi, the Western Region capital.
Photo: Little Francis was covered in white powder, a sign of victory in Ghana
How little Francis was stolen
Nana Akosua revealed that the woman approached her later to ask if her kids were Ewes and she answered in the affirmative, the suspect continued to ask the names of the kids.
She explained that the suspect told her she is also called Mawusi after she learnt the name of young Francis.
The mother of two said the suspect requested to buy a pastry and sausage for her kids.
Although she agreed, Nana Akosua was apprehensive because of the recent kidnappings in the region so she followed the suspect at a close distance keeping an eye on her kids.
However, she returned to her spot when she saw the suspect turn in her direction bringing back her children. She began panicking when she realised it has been an hour but her baby was still not back.
She then saw her first child coming back around the corner crying wondering where the suspect was and what might have happened.
That was the last she saw of her baby boy.
Nana Akosua has spent her every day since Friday at church, praying for the return of her son.
The Redeem Christian church became her second home, as she hopes and prays for a miraculous return of her one-year-old “Ceeceeboy” (as she affectionately calls him).
On Tuesday dawn, the family of the missing boy placed a call to Ina-Thalia about the good news.
Police are expected to brief the media on how they found the missing boy later Tuesday.
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