Police Recovers Stolen Baby

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Jackson Baryampika, the Kitgum District Police Commander, says Adong was picked up from her uncles house in Pager Division in Kitgum municipality where she had temporarily taken shelter.

Kitgum police have recovered a three days old girl who was stolen from Kitgum hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

The baby was found in the custody of Judith Adong, a resident of Atwol village in Padibe Town council, Lamwo district on Wednesday.

Adong is believed to have stolen the baby from her mother, Kevin Alanyo when she went for medical review.

Jackson Baryampika, the Kitgum District Police Commander, says Adong was picked up from her uncle's house in Pager Division in Kitgum municipality where she had temporarily taken shelter. 

She is in custody at Kitgum Central Police Station waiting to be charged with child theft. Adong claims told police that she stole the baby to appease her husband and had no intentions of harming her.

Dr. Akena Geoffrey, the Medical Superintendent Kitgum Hospital, says they were shocked by the baby theft. 

She cautions mothers against trusting their babies with strangers.