Nigerian Police Bust Baby Factory In Abia, Rescue 16 Pregnant Girls, Eight Babies

GodGift Ifunanya
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Operatives of the Abia State Police Command have busted a baby factory in Aba and rescued 16 pregnant inmates.

The police also rescued eight infants who comprised of five males and three females during the operation on Thursday evening. 

An operative of the Rapid Response Squad while parading the inmates on Friday said the rescue of the inmates followed credible information by locals at their disposal.

The RRS operative said, “Yesterday night, we decided to visit the place, a four-storey building with 10 flats and another adjacent building in the same compound.

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“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.”

The operative said they were still hunting for other occupants, while the investigation had commenced, adding that “We are tracking them”.

Speaking, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Ngozi Felix, represented by her Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Ogechi Oguama, expressed her excitement, stating, “Today, we are celebrating the International Women’s Day, we are receiving back women ‘social mothers’ on their path to destruction.” 

He added that the ministry was collaborating with the office of the wife of the state governor to receive the women, and promised to keep them in “good custody while investigation is still on”.

She lamented that most of the vices are poverty-driven and urged parents to be open to their children and train them on the right tradition. 

Also speaking, the state governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, commended the police and other security agencies on the feat, stating that they had shown commitment and professionalism and this is not the first time they are recording the feat. 

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