Sunday, 29 September 2019

Police Uncover Baby Factory At Ikotun, Rescue 19 Pregnant Girls, Arrest Two Suspects: Olusegun Ariyo

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A building situated in a Location within ikotun specifically at Adisa Street was said to be used for child trafficking.

A statement from the Lagos state police public relation officer Dsp Bala Elkana said; a team of detectives after acting on strength of information from a reliable source stormed the said building suspected to used for child trafficking and was able to rescue 19 pregnant girls with age ranging between 15 and 28 years were rescued.

Elkana said four kids were equally rescued.

We equally rescued some at different location aside from the one earlier mentioned, and that which include 32, owosho street along governors road, another location at 29 Olugbeyohun Street along olakunle bus stop Abaranje and 4 Anomo street at the same location known as Abaranje.

The spokesman said the pregnant women were brought from rivers, cross river, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Abia and imo state.

Two suspects with name happiness Ukwuoma 40, and sherifat ipeya 54 was arrested in connection with the case.

The said suspects accordingly did not receive formal medical training but operate as nurses.

Elkana said the suspects are natives of imo and Epe in Lagos respectively.

“The command has launched a manhunt of the principal suspect identified as madam oluchi a native of mbano in imo state with five children”.

He said young women were mostly abducted by suspects for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the babies to potential buyers.

The girls were tricked with employment as domestic staff in Lagos adding that babies are sold between N300, 000 and N500, 000 depending on the sex.

“The Lagos state commissioner of police CP.zubairu Muazu has visited the scene and ordered the state criminal investigation department to take over the case”.

He said the command is working with other agencies and stakeholders in rehabilitating and resettling the pregnant girls and babies.

"An investigation is ongoing and that suspects will be charged to court, the statement read!

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