The Nigerian Police have rescued five newborns from a baby factory in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria.
According to CSP Haruna Ahmed – the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state – 10 suspects were arrested over their roles in the baby factory where young girls are impregnated and their babies sold by human traffickers.
Mohammed, in a statement on Wednesday, said three more children and five pregnant girls were also rescued in a raid on the factory.
“On January 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.
“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,” he said.
The spokesman listed the arrested suspects as 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 Mohammed, five of the suspects are heavily pregnant.
The rescued children would be handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Children and Women’s Affairs for proper care.
He added that efforts are being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.
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