Police raid baby factory in Abia, rescue 16 pregnant women

Men of the Nigerian police force in Abia state rescued 16 pregnant ladies and eight children from a baby factory in Aba.

The police in Abia State rescued 16 pregnant ladies and eight children from a ‘baby factory‘ in Aba, the commercial city.

The raid, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Moureen Chinaka, occured on Thursday night afyer receiving reliable and verifiable information about the illegal activities going on.

The police mentioned that the owner of the baby factory, who was one of the suspects, was also pregnant.

Police said: “Yesterday night, we decided to visit the place, a four-story building with 10 flats and another adjacent building in the same compound.

“We were able to capture 16 of them, all pregnant. One of the facilitators, Onyinyechi, was also pregnant and another, Ekpene (male) who lives in the compound was also arrested and eight children were recovered.”

Police has also declared a manhunt for fleeing members of the operator of the baby factory.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Ngozi Felix, has commended the police for the exploit.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Ogechi Oguama, expressed delight that some misled girls had been rescued.

She said: “Today, we are celebrating the International Women’s Day, we are receiving back women ‘social mothers’ on their path to destruction.”

The Commissioner said that the Ministry was collaborating with the Office of the wife of the Governor to receive the rescued women.

She promised to keep them in “good custody while investigation is still on”.

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