Another baby factory has been discovered yet again in Abia State.
Another baby factory has been discovered by the Abia State Police Command where 14 pregnant teenagers and ladies, were rescued in different stages of pregnancy, in an illegal maternity home.
According to police reports, the maternity home located at Umukpeyi village in the Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of the state, was being used as a baby factory where teenagers, between the ages of 13 and 19, were recruited, impregnated by men and when they give birth, the babies are then sold and the mothers given paltry sums of money.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Udeviotu Onyeke, explained further that the baby factory belonged to an alleged notorious child trafficking syndicate leader in the state, simply known as Madam Nma.
The rescue, according to the PPRO, was made possible following intelligence report that the principal suspect and the proprietor of the illegal maternity home, had been harbouring pregnant teenagers in the home for commercial purposes, stating that some of the victims claimed to be from neighbouring states like Imo, Anambra, Enugu and Rivers States.
“Majority of those rescued claimed that they were brought to the home by sympathisers after they were driven away from their homes when it was discovered that they had unwanted pregnancies.”
The police said the owner of the illegal maternity home escaped arrest as she was not at home during the raid, but added that efforts were on to track her down.