The Ogun State police command have rescued 8 pregnant women including teenage girls at an alleged baby factory located at No. 9, Sebanjo Crescent, Off Fabolude Bus stop, Akute area of Ifo Local Government of Ogun State. The structure which housed the pregnant women seemed to look like a residential building but it was discovered by police that a baby making factory was being operated where teenage girls were made to part with their babies after delivery and given a token.
A 26 year old woman, Angela Chigozie, who claimed to be running a herbal clinic, has been arrested as the one in charge of running the factory which sold babies at an alleged sum of N300,000. ”If they give birth, I will sell the child for 300,000 Naira. I sell to women that cannot give birth” she said. She also claimed that her husband, now at large, rented the building from where the illicit business was transacted.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, said the arrest was made possible following tip offs by some of the residents in the area. Okoye said: “When we moved in around 7:00a.m. on Thursday, we couldn’t get anything. So, we left. But later, we got information and we came back to the house and continued searching. We discovered that the pregnant girls were hidden in the wardrobe. One of the girls kept in the wardrobe fainted and she was taken to the hospital and was revived. This is inhumanity to human beings”.
The suspect who hails from Abia State was also arrested with her brother-in-law, Obinna Ndunaga. They are expected to be transferred to the State Criminal investigation Department for thorough investigation.