A one-year-old boy has been stolen at the Takoradi market popularly known as Market Circle.
Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu was stolen from his mother on Friday by a woman, believed to be in her 40s.
According to the mother of the boy, Nana Akosua, the suspect who was dressed in a long dress with a veil engaged her in a hearty conversation.
The mother said she first noticed the suspect in front of her sister’s store across the road from her spot when cleaning up her older kid.
Nana Akosua revealed that the woman approached her later to ask if her kids were Ewes and she answered in the affirmative, the suspect continued to ask the names of the kids.
She explained that the suspect told her she is also called Mawusi after she learnt the name of young Francis.
The mother of two said the suspect requested to buy a pastry and sausage for her kids.
Although she agreed, Nana Akosua was apprehensive because of the recent kidnappings in the region so she followed the suspect at a close distance keeping an eye on her kids.
However, she returned to her spot when she saw the suspect turn in her direction bringing back her children. She began panicking when she realised it has been an hour but her baby was still not back.
She then saw her first child coming back around the corner crying wondering where the suspect was and what might have happened.
That was the last she saw of her baby boy.
Since the kidnapping, the Redeem Christian church has become her second home, as she hopes and prays for a miraculous return of her one-year-old “Ceeceeboy” (as she affectionately calls him).
Nana Akosua is calling on the general public to help find her little boy.
Meanwhile, Police and residents of Takoradi are on a manhunt for the middle-aged woman believed to have stolen one-year-old Mawusi from his mother.
Leonard Quansah, a family member, says they are trusting the police to do a good job, since the CCTV camera of a nearby bank captured the unidentified woman, cuddling the baby as she moved away from the market.