By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA – Some children were on Monday, November 30, 2020 rescued from a baby factory discovered in Ofada, Mowe area of Ogun State by men of the State Police Command.
The Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that the operator of the factory who is now on the run had once been arrested for the same criminal act and charged to court after which she was granted bail after the court ruling.
Narrating the suspect’s nefarious activities, Oyeyemi stressed she hired a man to impregnate her victims and thereafter sell their babies in exchange for money after birth.
He said nemesis catched up with the suspect when one of the girls narrowly escaped from the home and reported at the Owode-Egba Police Headquarters after upon which the factory was promptly busted to rescue the victim.
His words, “The operator of the factory was once arrested by Ogun State Police, she was paraded and charged to court and was later granted bail. After her bail, she returned to her usual illegal business. One of the victims of the home escaped and went to report at the Owode-Egba Police Headquarters. Upon the report, Police operatives were promptly deployed to the place and rescued some the victims. We met 10 girls four of whom were already pregnant”
Abimbola assured that the fleeing suspect would be arrested as soon as possible.
Narrating her ordeal, one of the victims, Chidera Onoha explained that she was already pregnant when the suspect lured her to the factory on a prior promise that she would get her (Chidera) a menial job at a restaurant in Lagos.
“When I arrived the home in Lagos”, she recounted, “I met other young ladies who were pregnant. When I inquired to know the purpose of being there, they disclosed to me that the woman had brought me over because of the baby in my womb.
According to her, “The day I got to the home, the woman collected my phone and removed the sim and battery to prevent people from calling me.
She stressed that her decision to report to the police was informed when the operator of the baby factory attempted to sell her baby for N250,000.