NSCDC arrests 18 in Akwa Ibom baby factory raid
Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, last week clamped down on an illegal children clinic in Ikot Akpan-Abia, in the outskirts of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where it arrested eighteen operators of the clinic and rescued three children.
Speaking at the scene of the incident, the state commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Idaba, informed that a tip-off led officers of the command to swoop on the culprits.
He said, “this place was used as a medical clinic where they raised young girls, get young men to get them pregnant and sell the children to people that desire children. We arrested the suspects, 18 of them, and recovered three children.
“Earlier in the day, we arrested a man who s*xually abused his 12-year-old daughter. Before then, we got information that led us to Ndoki in Abia State and Oyigbo in Rivers State where we also arrested 18 teenagers who were abducted and kept in various locations within the three states which we have handed over to NAPTIP.”
Idaba also disclosed that criminals involved in stealing and vandalization of high-tension cables, telecommunication equipment, adulteration of petroleum products were apprehended and charged to court accordingly.
He stressed that the Command has been very meticulous in the protection of petroleum pipelines, power equipment and telecommunication facilities.
“We implore members of the public to continue to report suspected and obvious criminal elements in their environments to the Command for necessary action,” he said.
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