Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the abduction of a newborn girl which occurred on November 24 at around 20:45hrs at the Tuschen Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
The mother, a 19-year-old, told investigators that she was breast-feeding the baby at home when the child’s father – with whom she had shared a relationship – appeared in the house and demanded that she hand over the baby. The teen mom said she refused to hand over the child, and the man whipped out a handgun and pointed it in her direction. He then took the baby and escaped.
The matter was reported to the Police, and ranks immediately began searching for the suspect. He was later intercepted in public transportation, with the baby in his possession. In fact, the baby was being held by a female passenger in the vehicle.
They were all taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, where they were questioned.
The female passenger claimed that she does not know the suspect, and that he had asked her to hold the baby just before the lawmen stopped the vehicle. The suspect has confirmed the woman’s story.
The father remains in Police custody and the child has been handed over to her mother. When contacted, Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Royston Andries-Junor, confirmed that investigations are ongoing into the matter.