Four persons, including a retired midwife, allegedly involved in the stealing and sale of babies at Atuabo and Half Assin in the Western Region, have been nabbed by the National Investigative Bureau (NIB).
An Accra Circuit Court, on Tuesday, remanded the four into the custody of the NIB.
The accused pereone are: Cynthia Beyeden, a 63 year old Retired Midwife/ Nurse, Sylvester Quashie Nyamekeh, a mason, Ediemu Bozoma, a 55-year-old trader, Cynthia Quashie, a private security and one Mr Quashie now at large.
Beyeden is facing two counts of child stealing.
They have been variously held over abettement and hindrance to inquest.
They have all pleaded not guilty.
Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Simon Apiosornu, who held brief, prayed the court to remand the accused persons into custody pending further Investigations.
Chief Inspector Apiosornu, said the Police had received tip-offs, which would lead to the arrest of some more persons and vehemently opposed the grant of bail, saying it was premature.
The prosecution said one of the babies found was still on admission at the Police Hospital and that the accused persons could interfere with Investigations.
Mr Yaw Dankwah, who represented Nyamekeh, Bozoma and Cynthia Quashie, prayed for bail for his clients, saying they were not flight risk.
Mr Dankwah said remanding the accused persons was not founded in law, assuring that they would not interfere with investigations.
He said the accused persons had been in the custody of NIB for one month and that it was becoming difficult for them (counsels) to get access to their clients while in the custody of NIB.
Mr George Asamaney, who represented Beyeden, said the accused persons could be granted bail whiles investigations went on.
Mr Asamaney said his client had grown lean in the NIB custody and pleaded for them to be kept in the custody of the Police.
The Court, presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, said considering the fact that one of the children had died and the fact that another child was on admission, it could not grant the accused persons bail.