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In Lagos: 19 pregnant girls found as Police uncover baby factory


Lagos State Police Command on Sunday announced the discovery of a baby factory in the state.

DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, said acting on intelligence, detectives from Ishiri Osun Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Chike Ibe, stormed No 14 adisa street Ayanwale area in Ikotun.

Other places raided were No 32 Owosho Street, Governor Road, Ikotun; No 29 Olugbeyohun Street, Olakunle Bus Stop Abaranja and No 4/6 Anomo Street, Abaranja.

A total of 19 pregnant girls between 15 and 28 years old as well as four kids were rescued.

The statement added that the pregnant women were brought from Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Abia and Imo States.

“Two suspects namely Happiness Ukwuoma ‘f’ 40 years old and Sherifat Ipeya ‘f’ 54 years old were arrested in connection with the case.

“The suspects did not receive formal medical training but operate as nurses. The suspects are natives of Imo and Epe, Lagos States respectively.

“The Command has launched a manhunt of the principal suspect Madam Oluchi ‘f’ from Mbano, Imo State. She is a mother of five.

“The young women were mostly abducted by the suspects for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the Babies to potential buyers.

“The girls were tricked with employment as domestic staff in Lagos. The Babies are sold between N300,000 and N500,000 depending on the sex. Boys are sold for N500,000 and girls for N300,000.”

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has visited the scene and ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case.

Meanwhile, the command said it was working with other agencies and stakeholders in rehabilitating and resettling the pregnant girls and the babies.

The Police added that Investigation was ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court afterward.
(Dailypost)

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