Charles Nwoke, Awka, Nigeria
January 27, 2021
The Nigerian Police Anambra State Command says it has discovered a Baby Factory where young girls are being impregnated and their little children disposed of by human traffickers in exchange for money.
The Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed, a Chief Superintendent of Police, who revealed this in a statement issued in Awka on Wednesday, stated that the Command apprehended 10 suspects and rescued five newborn babies during the operation.
He said, three other children were rescued in a coordinated invasion led by Afolabi Wilfred, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Oraifite Area Commander at Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“On Jan. 26, at about 7 a.m., following an intelligence report, police operatives attached to the SIB and Area Command, Oraifite, coordinated by the Area Commander, ACP Afolabi Wilfred raided the house,” said The PPRO.
“The house which belonged to one Melvina Uju Uba is located opposite Nnamdi Azikiwe Orthopedic Teaching Hospital Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra state.”
The spokesman listed the arrested suspects as follows: Edna Nnadi, 37, Ujunwa Nweke, 25, Izuchukwu Uba, 24, Chinasa Ibeh, 19, Peace Effiong, 25, Gift Collins, 20, and Chimkaso Kingsley, 25.
Others are Happiness Monday, 18, Chioma Okonkwo, 25, and Uchechukwu Nwankwo, 18.
According to ACP Mohammed, five of the suspects are heavily pregnant currently.
He disclosed that the rescued children would be handed over to the State Ministry of Social Welfare, Children, and Women’s Affairs for adequate care.
The PPRO added that efforts are on top gear to arrest other accomplices of the crime to bring them to face the wrath of the law.