This Day (Lagos)

22 March 2014

Nigeria: Police Uncover Baby Factory

Ogun State Police Command Friday uncovered a baby-making factory located at No. 9 Sebanjo Crescent, off Fabolude bus-stop in Akute area of the state where a baby sold for N300,000.

During a raid conducted by the Police, proprietor of the factory, Mrs. Angela Chigoeze, and her brother-in-law, Obinna Ndunaga were arrested while the Command rescued eight pregnant women and a 16-year-old girl.

Three of the rescued pregnant women were teenagers, including 16-year-old Precious Steven as well as Miracle Eze and Blessing Saviour who are both 17 years old. Others were Jeremiah Gift, 25; Joy Okoro, 20; Stella Samuel, 19; Agnes Igbo, 22 and Vivian Princewill, 20. However, State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye attributed the discovery to robust community policing and discreet intelligence gathering by men of the state police command.

While narrating how the baby factory was uncovered, he explained that men of the Ajuwon Divisional Police Station stormed the scene following a tip-off, saying the young girls were usually offered pittance after delivery and their babies taken from them and sold to unknown people.

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