Thursday, 16 May 2013

Second 'Baby Factory' Uncovered In Enugu, Police Rescues Six Pregnant Teenage Girls

The police have uncovered another ‘baby factory’, and rescued six expectant teenage girls kept in a guardian’s home in Enugu after a raid on the private residence by security operatives.

It was the second so-called baby-factory uncovered in a week in Nigeria. Monday's raid came five days after police in nearby Imo State freed 17 pregnant girls and 11 small children from a home in the town of Umuaka. Read it Here.

Enugu police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said yesterday that the anti-kidnap unit of the police, acting on a tip-off raided No 7, Anyansi Lane, Ogui Enugu, where they rescued the teenagers.
The girls, who are said to be 17 years old gave their names as Chioma Eze, Amarachi Okoro, Gloria Okoye, Uzoamaka Lawrence, Nneji Faith and Akpan Juliana.

Amaraizu told reporters that the teenagers were smuggled out of their guardians’ home and kept in a hideout where they were expected to give birth before the babies sold to bidders.

Three persons believed to be operating the child trafficking business were arrested during the raid, they include Lami Lasu, Isha Musa and Anthony Chigbo, an indigene of Enugu State.

The rescued girls are still in police custody as investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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