BABY FACTORY: A 17-year-old And Accomplice Were Arrested For Impregnating 10 Ladies.
Noble Uzuchi, 17, and Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, were reportedly detained by the Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday for allegedly working for a baby factory.
Two further suspects, Favour Bright, 30, and Peace Alikoi, 40, the accused boss of the syndicate, were detained.
The state’s Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas are where the four accused allegedly conducted their operations.The police added that 10 pregnant girls were saved.
In a statement released on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the police spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, said the achievement was the result of a tip that the command took action on.
According to the statement, “On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at approximately 4.45 pm, while acting on credible information made available to the Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit operatives raided two houses in the communities of Igwuruta and Omagwa, respectively, housing victims of child trafficking.”
According to the authorities, the syndicate employed Uzuchi and Ogbonna to have extended sexual encounters with the females and cause them to become pregnant. The majority of the 10 victims that were saved during the operation were pregnant.
Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, claimed that according to investigations, the syndicate leader held the victim’s baby after she gave birth and gave her N500,000 in exchange.Some of the babies who had previously been born in the homes had been sold, according to the police picture maker.”All the victims admitted that they were drawn into the illegal selling of children because they needed to overcome some financial obstacles,” she said.
The syndicate head was found to be in possession of a white Honda Pilot Jeep.The State Criminal Investigation Department has been given the case, and more is being done to find and apprehend the people who bought the already-sold-out children.