The police in Anambra have uncovered a baby factory operated in the Otolo Nnewi area of the state.
A statement released by the Anambra Police command spokesperson, Mohammed Haruna, states that the baby factory which is operated as a brothel was uncovered during an investigation into the recent attempted kidnapping of a four-year-old boy.
On March 11, there was a report at the Area Command Headquarters, Nnewi, that a four-year-old child of St Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi, was returning home from School in the company of his siblings when two men on a motorcycle grabbed the child and zoomed off with him.
The child was however rescued by some commercial motorcyclists who pursued and eventually arrested the suspects at Akamili Community, Nnewi.
Haruna said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects who were beaten to stupor by an angry mob (one has been confirmed dead), were sent by One Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu, presently at large, who operated the baby factory and a brothel where she keeps young girls and gets them impregnated after which she sells the children to her waiting customers.
The police spokesperson gave the names of the two suspects arrested as Abuchi Ani, ‘M’, aged 32 years, of Ohazora, Ebonyi State, and Emeka Ikegwuonu, ‘M’, 49 years, of Akabukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State. He also gave the identities of the four pregnant young girls as
(i). Chisom Okoye, ‘f’, 20 years, of Mgbaneze Isu, Onicha LGA,. Ebonyi State
(ii). Chinecherem Clement, ‘f’, 18 years, of Agbaebo Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
(iii). Blessing Ogbonna, ‘f’, 21 years, of Nkwagu Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
(iv). Blessing Njoku, ‘f’, 21 years, of Mgbaneze Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State, all residing at Cool Joint bar Nnewi.
Haruna added that the command is intensifying efforts to arrest the principal suspect in order to bring her and other accomplices to justice.