Police officers in Lagos state have arrested a syndicate led by a woman, specialised in selling newborn babies.
Confirming the arrest to Punch, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said, “Some members of the gang, led by a woman, Chinenye Amama, have been arrested. A team of policemen, acting on a tip-off, stormed an isolated house, where the syndicate kept their victims.
“The suspects mentioned a religious leader as their boss."
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According to Punch, preliminary investigations into the case have revealed that the group was specialised in selling newborn babies.
“The command is working on the clue to ascertain the religious leader’s culpability. Investigation will be made open on that as it goes.
“We recovered a female newborn baby from the suspects and they are in custody at the SCIID, including their leader, Chinenye,” the PPRO stated.
The police officers attached to the D9 Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba, were reportedly behind the arrest of the syndicate.