Few Days after 19 pregnant girls were rescued from a baby factory located in isolo, a Lagos suburb by police operatives
Urban Express-News Correspondent learnt that the girls aged between 13 and 27, fled from where they were camped, stranded as they loitered around Cele road along Oshodi express at the middle of the night
Confirming the Developments, the state police public relation Officer Dsp Bala Elkana said in a statement that on Tuesday, October 2, 2019, around 1am, the Isolo Police Station received information that seven pregnant girls were seen stranded at the Cele bus stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
“A team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Isolo, CSP Folorunsho Gabriel, mobilised to the area. The seven pregnant girls were rescued to the station and they are between the ages of 13 and 27.
“The girls said they were about 20 in the facility and were brought from different places, including Imo, Abia and Rivers states. Five of them came from Imo State.
“They were all brought to Lagos under different guises, mostly employment. Some of them were promised help.
“The 13-year-old among them said she was raped in her village and became pregnant when she was confused about how to handle the situation, somebody offered to help her and that was how she was brought to Lagos, not knowing that she was deceived.
“When they all discovered that they were in a baby factory and that their babies would be sold, they wanted to go, but the madam held them hostage. However, on their own, they plotted their escape and eventually fled last night (Tuesday).
“They were handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.”
Elkana appealed to Lagos residents to be on the lookout for the 13 other pregnant girls, saying they could be stranded and might be captured again by the owner of the baby factory.