The Police Command in Cross Rivers State has busted a baby factory located in obot Udonna Village in Akampka LGA of the state.
The covert operation by officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), based on credible intelligence, was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday, leading to the rescue of two pregnant women and three children.
According to reports by Vanguard, the Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh said they got credible intelligence which they promptly acted upon and apprehended the operator of the Baby factory, identified as Imaobong Asuquo.
The Police Commissioner revealed that the prime suspect operated the baby factory in her home and sells baby for 500,000 each in collaboration with another suspect simply identified as Iquo.
“We got credible intelligence and we swung into action immediately in a covert Operation at about 4:00 a.m Wednesday and we busted a baby factory operated in the residence of one Imaobong Asuquo who sells babies for at least 500,000 nairas.
“We also rescued three pregnant girls including two 19 years old and another 21-year-old as well as two children (names withheld)aged 2 and 7 years.
“From the statement, we got from one Solomon Christopher husband to one of the rescued pregnant women, we also discovered that three babies were sold for 500,000 nairas each already.
“But we are working assiduously to make sure we get to the root of the matter and all involved apprehended and charged to Court to face justice, the investigation is still ongoing as we speak,” Jimoh said.