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Photos : Nurse arrested for stealing a baby

Emma Nwachukwu



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A 28 year old nurse has been arrested in Uganda for stealing a baby.

Joyce Koburungi, stole the 2 day old baby after cunningly administering sleeping pills to the mother, Monica Kiconco at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

According to hospital director, Celestine Barigye, Monica was admitted on October 15th for delivery of her baby via Cesarean section. Joyce was one of the nurses who attended to her and after delivery, administered sleeping pills to Monica. The suspect returned later at night to abduct the baby. She reportedly told other nurses that she was taking the baby for an examination.

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A search for the baby ensued the next day and Joyce was tracked and arrested at a hotel, Golden Monkey Lodges, where she was hiding with the baby. The child was recovered hale and hearty.

Barigye revealed that Joyce was married to a town clerk and has been having issues with conception.This was what led her to steal the child.

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Joyce sitting on hospital bed with her baby

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Updated on February 14, 2017 at 8:17 am