The police arrested a woman identified as Bella Achieng Ogolla for allegedly stealing a 1-month-old baby at a salon in Homa Bay County, Kenya.
According to news, on Thursday, January 21, after a 3-week hunt for the perpetrator, the baby was reunited with his mother, Benta Achieng.
Detectives investigating the matter found that just days before she gave birth, Ms. Ogolla had met the baby’s mother at the hospital.
Unknown to the mother of the baby, the suspect had a plot to see her steal the baby a few days later. It is still not clear how the suspect managed to persuade her husband, Bernard Okello, that she was pregnant and finally had a son born to him.
According to 21-year-old Benta, the suspect reportedly promised her a gift once she delivered the baby.
About a week from the day Benta gave birth, Bella called and asked to meet her at a market so she could gift her as she had promised when they were at the maternity ward.