Kidnapper of new-born baby nabbed-A A +A
Monday, September 24, 2012
A WOMAN was nabbed by operatives of Women and Children Complaints Desk Saturday after she allegedly kidnapped a new-born baby inside the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Director Ricardo De la Paz Sunday identified the suspect as Lilet Lentija, 22, of Purok River Bank, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
De la Paz said Lentija was arrested by operatives of WCCD led by Police Inspector Jovy Cabcaban in her residence around 6 p.m.
He said the operatives recovered the 6-day old baby boy from the possession of Lentija.
Investigation showed at 2 a.m., Friday, the mother of the baby boy complained that her baby is no longer in her side together with the suspect, who was introduced to her by her husband as his former friend.
Napoleon Silva, the father of the baby and resident of Purok Cagaycay, Barangay 2, claimed last Friday when he arrived in the hospital, he met Lentija whom he formerly met at the canteen of Bredco Port in 2005 where he was working.
Silva said he introduced Lentija to his wife who delivered their baby last September 17 and, when he left the hospital, the suspect stayed in the side of his wife.
The mother of the baby fell asleep and didn’t notice that the suspect and her baby were already missing.
Witnesses reported that when they saw a woman who took the baby they thought that she was a relative of the patient.
De la Paz said Lentija is presently detained at the lock up cell of Station 4 prior the filing of kidnapping charges against her.
Meanwhile, Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang urged BCPO and WCCD to coordinate with public and private hospitals and lying-in clinics in the city to intensify their security against kidnapping of new born infants. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa/Carla N. Cañet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 24, 2012.