A baby factory where male and female babies are sold for N150,000 and N100,000 respectively has been discovered by the police in Rivers State.
The proprietor and the arrested pregnant girls
Following a renewed effort to fight crime, operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, on October 18, 2016, acting on intelligence, smashed a baby factory at Igbo Etche where one Mr. Reginald Akagbuto and four pregnant teenage girls were arrested.
The four pregnant suspects arrested at the baby factory are: Oluchi Okorie ‘f’, Chidinma Joseph ‘f’, Ngozi Ekere ‘f’, and Miracle Michael ‘f’.
The Proprietor of the illegal factory, Akagbuto confessed saying he sell the babies for N150,000 and N100,000 depending on the sexes of the children. While the male child is for N150,000, the female is for N100,000.
They attributed their desire to sell the babies to lack of care and denial from their purported fathers.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi, “the Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, once again wishes to reiterate his earlier stance to deal with all criminal elements in the state and urges the people to have confidence in his ability to reduce crime.
He however, solicits for useful information from the public as crime fighting is not a one-man business. And finally assures the people that any information given will be judiciously utilized.”
They are still helping the Police at the Anti-Cultism Unit and will be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.