Men of the Ogun State Police Command paraded 10 suspects on Friday in connection with a baby making factory located at Sebanjo Crescent, Fagbunle Bus Stop, Akute area of the state. Among the suspects were eight pregnant young women, aged between 16 and 21.
Angela Chidozie who is the prime suspect lives in the raided four-bedroom bungalow with her husband and children. Her husband was said to be currently on the run.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, said the arrest was made possible by information from the community.
He said, “We got information yesterday that Mrs Chidozie was keeping pregnant juveniles in her house. After the mothers give birth, Mrs Chidozie would sell the babies for N3m or more while the mother of each child would be given a pittance”.
He described how the police discovered and effected the arrest of the women hidden in different rooms. He said the women
were immediately taken into custody.
Okoye added, “Some syringes and herbal medications were recovered from the scene. Investigation is on to unravel Chidozie’s partners because she was definitely not working alone.”
Chidozie a native of Abia State was later found in a dilapidated wooden building in the vast compound where she reportedly hid.
Trying to absolve herself of any wrong, she said, “I have been in this business since last year; I also combine it with herbal medicine. These girls came to me on their own to assist them sell their babies and I sell each for N100, 000 to childless couples. I have sold five babies so far. I don’t have any baby making factory because the girls did not get pregnant when they were with me.”
21-year-old Vivien Princewill who was among those paraded admitted being advised by a friend.
She said, “When I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t tell my boyfriend. A friend of mine who was aware of my predicament directed me to Chidozie’s house.”