Officers of the Delta State Police Command, on Friday, uncovered a baby factory in Asaba, the State capital, following a tip-off.
This is just as seven pregnant girls were rescued during the operation.
It was gathered that the police rescue team stormed the factory located at Oduke area within Asaba metropolis, following a tip off from a victim and then arrested the proprietor’s husband and a female syndicate – alleged to be the one in charge of delivery.
In the process, the seven pregnant girls were rescued.
It was also learnt that the duty of the husband was to impregnate the women, whose age-range is between 18 and 20, while the wife then allegedly sold the children upon delivery.
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However, luck ran out on the duo after they sold a two-week old baby boy delivered by one of the inmates, Blessing Aondoseer.
Vanguard gathered that Aondoseer, who was said to have been taken to the ‘baby factory’ by her husband for medical treatment, reported the incident to the police at ‘B’ division, Asaba.
While parading the suspects and the victims, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Celestina Kalu, spoke on how the suspects were apprehended.
Kalu said following the complaint made by Aondoseer that her two-week old baby boy was taken to unknown destination by her husband, a lady – who was later identified as Jennifer Obi – and two others without her consent, the suspects were nabbed.