Police on the Copperbelt have arrested a 24-year-old woman of Chambishi Township in Kalulushi for allegedly stealing a two-month-old baby belonging to her neighbour.

Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga confirmed the incident in an interview yesterday and named the suspect as Nelia Phiri.

She said the incident happened on Friday afternoon in Chambishi’s Zambia Compound.

She said it is believed that Phiri allegedly lied to her husband that she was pregnant and that she later went to visit her relatives in Chambishi under the pretext of going to give birth.

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