14 June 2017

South Africa: Breakthrough in Three Month Baby Abduction

press release

On 11 June 2017 a 49 year old lady reported to police in Motherwell that her 3 month old baby was abducted by three men in a black BMW in NU7, Motherwell.

After three days of intensive investigation by the specialist investigating officers of the Motherwell SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS Unit), a breakthrough was made this morning 14 June 2017, after discovering that the case that was reported was in fact false.

The real biological mother, 22 years old, of the 3 month old baby was identified and questioned. It was discovered that there existed a foster parent arrangement between the two ladies without following the legal prescribed routes. This arrangement went sour and the false case was opened by the 49 year old lady.

The 49 year old suspect was arrested and will be appearing before the Motherwell Magistrates Court tomorrow 15 June 2017 on a charge of Perjury.

The Department of Social Work Services will also be tasked to intervene and deal with this matter.

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