Police in Lagos discovers a baby factory operation
Augustina Onyenwe, the suspect, was detained on July 1 on Lawson Road in Isolo, where she allegedly operated a baby factory.
The 60-year-old has been arrested in Lagos for reportedly running a baby factory in the state’s Isolo district.
This was revealed by Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, during a parade of suspects at the Police Command in Ikeja on Wednesday.
Augustina Onyenwe, the suspect, was apprehended on July 1 on Lawson Road in Isolo, where she allegedly ran a baby factory, according to the police chief.
Mr Odumosu stated that the suspect was apprehended based on information gathered by the police that Mrs Onyenwe maintains young pregnant women in the area until they are ready to give birth.
“A police team acted on the information, raced to the address, and rescued two heavily pregnant girls. The suspect has made a confessional statement to that effect.
“The victims, ladies of ages 32 and 20 respectively, have been kept in protective custody while the suspect will be charged to court as soon as possible,” Mr Odumosu stated.
The commissioner revealed that the suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been conducted.
Meanwhile, in Calabar, Twenty-four pregnant women, 11 children were rescued from a suspected baby factory, Cross River State.
The Cross River State Government set up the rescue operation that rescued these women, called Operation Akpakwu.
During the course of the operation, two suspects were arrested.
On behalf of the 13 Brigade Commander, Mohammed Abdullahi, a brigadier-general, Officer Commanding 13 Brigade Provost Stanley Ikepeme turned over the victims and suspects to officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Wednesday (NAPTIP).
The Nigerian Army, according to Major Ikepeme, would not relent in its efforts to maintain peace and security in Cross River State.
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