Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Security operatives under the umbrella of Anambra Vigilante Group (AVG) have busted a baby factory in Umunze, Orumba South LGA of the state.
Ikengaonline learnt that the baby factory was discovered after a three-month investigation conducted by the AVG operatives, led by the Transition Committee Chairman of Orumba South, Prince Neville Uchendu.
Three girls aged between 14-20 reportedly hail from Arondizuogu in Imo State, Ihite in Orumba South, and Bayelsa State respectively, were all confirmed to be currently pregnant.
They were rescued while a member of the child trafficking syndicate, Mr. Oruchukwu Okoroafor, was also arrested during the operation.
During interrogations, the girls said the suspect, Okoroafor, was not responsible for their pregnancies, but however confessed that he offered to give each of them the sum of 300,000 thousand naira when they give birth.
They also revealed that the suspect promised to secure job opportunities for them and also offered to shelter them in his house pending when they put to bed.
On his own part, the suspect, who hails from Arondizuogu in Imo State, confessed that he had been in child trafficking business for two years now, but however explained that the three rescued pregnant girls were his first batch of baby makers for this year.
He revealed that the supposed buyers had already promised to pay the sum of 300,000 thousand naira for the unborn children, although he claimed he didn’t have their contact information.
Meanwhile, Commissioner for women affairs, Ify Obinabo, expressed joy over the outcome of the months long investigation and noted that the state government is pleased with the development.
Handing over the suspects to the police, the commissioner called on others to emulate the Orumba South Chairman in making Anambra State a livable and prosperous homeland.