Rivers Police uncovers baby factory [PHOTO]
The Rivers State police command has smashed a child factory operating in Igwurita, Ikwere Local Government Area of the state.
Three heavily pregnant women in their early twenties and a middle aged man, Stanley Okechukwu, were paraded at the state police headquarters.
Speaking to newsmen on the development, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, at the Igwurita police station, Bello Mohammed said the middle aged man harbours young pregnant women and sells the babies when they are delivered.
Mohammad said investigations showed that male babies are sold for a hundred and fifty thousand naira while female babies are sold for a hundred thousand naira.
He said, “In the course of our patrols, we received information that somebody has developed a business empire whereby he brings in girls from different communities and from various Local governments to keep in his rented apartment, where he keeps them with their pregnancy until they are delivered.
“When they are delivered, he will settle the girls with either N150,000 or N100,000, in case of a male or female child respectively.
“According to the suspects, after settling the girls, he will come to them and sell the delivered babies”.
The DPO called on tenants and landlords to beware of who they give their houses, adding that most people rent houses for criminal reasons.
“The Commissioner of Police directed that officers should enlighten the communities to be careful and make sure they know the kind of people they harbour and tenants they give their houses.
“Sometimes, these people are not ordinary tenants. They do all manner of nefarious activities without the knowledge of the landlords. So the landlords are to be informed”, he warned.
The police stated that the baby factory was found on July 5, 2014.
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