“Voices told me to take the baby”
13-year-old Xaviera C who is the prime suspect in the kidnapping of a baby on Thursday told investigators that voices had told her to take the baby. She confessed to having taken the baby boy of a girlfriend at Ephraimzegen on Monday but pointed out that she did not have any bad intentions. She made it clear that she loves children and in particular babies. The teenager went to a girlfriend’s house to help her fold some clothes. When her girlfriend when to the store she took 2-month-old Rowencio Akobe and his baby bottle. She then took the bus to the Nood market. When the baby started to cry, a man bought milk for her so she could feed the baby. Another man then bought disposable diapers so that she could change his dirty diaper.
Shefani Amirkhan, the attorney of the teen suspect, pointed out that her client took good care of the baby. The girl took the baby for a walk before eventually arriving at the home of her aunt in the Para District. When the girl had arrived at her aunt’s house, the aunt notified the police. The police showed up at the aunt’s house and arrested the suspect. The baby was then reunited with his grandmother who took him to the Emergency Room. The suspect who lives with her parents in Paramaribo has heard the voices on previous occasions. She claimed that she has cultural problems. She no longer goes to school because she was expelled after having misbehaved in classes. She had been at home ever since. This is the teenager’s first run-in with the law. Her arraignment is scheduled to take place this week.