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16 pregnant mothers, children rescued in Abia ‘baby factory‘

No fewer than 16 pregnant ladies and eight children, were rescued when police operatives busted a ‘baby factory’ in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State

16 pregnant mothers, 8 children rescued Abia baby factory

The raid, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Moureen Chinaka, occured on Thursday night.

According to police, the raid followed a credible information about the unpatriotic activities going on at the ‘baby factory’.
Police said the owner of the baby factory who was among the suspects was also found pregnant.

Police said:“Yesterday night, we decided to visit the place, a four-story building with 10 flats and another adjacent building in the same compound.

“We were able to capture 16 of them, all pregnant. One of the facilitators, Onyinyechi, was also pregnant and another, Ekpene (male) who lives in the compound was also arrested and eight children were recovered.”

Police further said that manhunt had been declared for the fleeing members of the operators of the baby factory.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Ngozi Felix, has commended the police for the exploit.

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