Noble Uzuchi, 17, and Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, have been detained for having ten women pregnant in Rivers state.
According to the Rivers State Police Command, the two lads allegedly worked for a baby factory.
Along with them, two female suspects were detained: the accused operation’s mastermind Peace Alikoi, 40, and Favour Bright, 30.
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The four suspects reportedly operated in Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas of the state where they rescued 10 pregnant girls.
The police spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko revealed that the suspects were arrested after the police got a tip.
In her words:
“On Saturday, January 7, 2023, around 4.45 pm, while acting on credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit operatives raided two houses at Igwuruta and Omagwa communities respectively, where victims of child trafficking were being kept.”
The police further added that Uzuchi and Ogbonna were hired to have marathon sex with the girls and get them pregnant.
Superintendent of Police, Iringe-Koko added that when a victim gives birth, the leader kept the child and paid the victim a sum of N500,000 and that some of the babies previously delivered in the houses had been sold.
“All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sales of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges. A Honda Pilot Jeep, white, was recovered from the syndicate leader.
“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department and efforts are being intensified to track and arrest the buyers of the children already sold out.”