Police operatives of Anambra State Command have uncovered a baby factory and arrested 10 suspects linked to the factory.
The State spokesman, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the arrests were made following a tip-off that teenage girls were being impregnated and the babies sold out by human traffickers.
“Police operatives raided the house of one Melvina Uju Uba, located opposite Nnamdi Azikiwe Orthopedic Teaching Hospital Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State,” the statement said.
According to him, the arrests were made, following an intelligence report by police operatives attached to the SIB and Area Command, Oraifite, coordinated by the Area Commander, Afolabi Wilfred.
The statement said: “The suspects are; Edna Nnadi, aged 37 years; Ujunwa Nweke, aged 25years; Izuchukwu Uba, aged 24 years; Chinaza Ibeh, aged 19years; Peace Okon Effiong, aged 25years; Gift Collins, aged 20years; Chimkaso Kingsley, aged 25years; Happiness Monday, aged 18years; Chioma Okonkwo, aged 25years and Uchechukwu Nwankwo, aged 18years”
“During the operation five newly born babies and three other children were rescued.
“Meanwhile, the rescued children will be handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Children’s and Women’s Affairs for proper care, while effort is being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.”