Mahdia woman remanded over Berbice child stealing
The woman accused of abducting a baby just over a week ago was yesterday charged with child stealing when she appeared in the Whim Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.
Baitoon Husain, 47, called “Debbie” of Mahdia was yesterday refused bail after she pleaded not guilty to the offence. Husain was charged under Section 90 (a) of the Criminal Offences Act Chapter 8:01. The charge read to Husain stated that on Saturday, May 24, in the vicinity of Port Mourant, she took away the baby of Sandra McLean with the intent to deprive the woman of her then 9-day-old baby boy.
Following her not guilty plea, her attorney Rodwell Jagmohan made application for bail. However, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Phillip Sherriff objected on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence and that if bail were granted the accused might not return to court.
Bail was refused and Husain will return to court on June 16 for the report and fixture.
Meanwhile, all other persons who were taken into custody over the abduction were released due to lack of evidence.