Police in Nigeria have arrested a 17-year-old boy identified as Noble Uzuchi, alongside his accomplice, Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, for impregnating 10 ladies as part of running a baby factor.The police also apprehended two other ladies, Favour Bright, 30; and Peace Alikoi, 40.
While noting that the suspects were arrested following a tip-off, Iringe-Koko said the 10 pregnant ladies had been rescued.
A Superintendent of Police, said investigations revealed that when a victim was delivered of her baby, the syndicate leader kept the child and paid her a sum of N500,000, adding that some of the babies previously delivered in the houses had been sold.
She said, “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, Iringe-Koko, she noted had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for investigation, and efforts were being intensified to track and arrest the buyers of the children already sold.