19 pregnant women on Sunday were rescued from baby factory in Lagos state.
Police said they were rescued from Ayanwale, Ikotun area of Lagos.
Mr. Bala Elkana, the state police command spokesman in a statement on Sunday said the women age between15 and 28 years old.
The operators of the baby factory was arrested, police said.
The command spokesman said intelligence report from a reliable source led to the operation.
“The pregnant women were brought from Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Abia and Imo states.”
The women were abducted and kept to make babies to be sold to customers, police added.
The woman were deceived into believing they were going to be employed as domestic workers in Lagos.
A promise that turned out to be fake.
Happiness Ukwuoma ‘40 years old and Sherifat Ipeya ‘54 years were arrested in connection with operation of the baby factory.
The suspects were operating in a guise as nurses police said.
Madam Oluchi, from Imo state who owns the baby factory escaped arrest while the police is trailing her to ensure she faces justice.
However all arrested suspects are from Imo state, the police disclosed.
“The babies are sold between N300,000 and N500,000 depending on the sex. Boys are sold for N500,000 and girls for N300,000.”
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