The Rivers State Police Command on Saturday 7th January 2023 stormed a suspected baby factory used for trafficking newborn babies to available buyers.
The police operatives acting on credible intelligence available to C4I Intelligence Unit, stormed Igwuruta and Omagwa axis and arrested seventeen suspects.
GRASSROOT REPORTERS gathered that after the victims are delivered of their babies, the suspected leader of the syndicate will keep the baby with her while she pays the mother a sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000:00).
Following an intelligence report, the following suspects were arrested by police operatives: Favour Bright ‘F’, 30 years old, from Umudioga Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, and Peace Alikoi ‘F’, 40 years old, from Iguruta Community in Ikwere Local Government Area, who is the leader of the syndicate and the owner of the outfits.
Others were Gift Saviour ‘F’ 19yrs from Umudioga Community in Ikwere Local Government Area, Favour Charles ‘F’ 23yrs from Abale Community in Obingwa LGA of Abia State, Joy Monday ‘F’ 21yrs from Bumy Community Gokana Local Government Ares Rivers State, Chiagoro Nice ‘F’ 19yrs from Ndas Community Etche Local Government Area, Blessing Francis ‘F’ 28yrs from Ngwa Community Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area Akwa Ibom State, Joy Emmanuel ‘F’ 29yrs from Ikot Obiom Community in Nsit Ibiom Local Government Area Akwa Ibom State, Precious Kalu ‘F’ 25yrs from Umudioga Emohua Local Government Area Rivers State.
Cynthia Ekeh ‘F’ 27yrs from Okpuala Community Ngor Okpuala Local Government Area Imo State, Queen Amos ‘F’ 28yrs from Owase Community in Kwande Local Government Area Benue State. Chika Nwosa ‘F’ 15yrs from Umudioga Emohua Local Government Area, Chigozie Ogbonna ‘M’ 29yrs From Abale Community Obingwa Local Government Area Abia State and Noble Uzochi ‘M’ 17yrs from Omuobasa Community Owase Community in Kwande Local Government Area Benue State. Chika Nwosa ‘F’ 15yrs from Umudioga Emohua Local Government Area, Chigozie Ogbonna ‘M’ 29yrs From Abale Community Obingwa Local Government Area Abia State and Noble Uzochi ‘M’ 17yrs from Omuobasa Community in Osisioma Local Government Area Abia State.
SP. Grace Iringe-Koko, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer said all the suspects admitted to participating in the dirty game to meet their financial needs.
She said a white Honda Pilot Jeep with Reg. Number, Lagos, FST 607 AX was recovered from her the leader of the gang, adding that efforts are being made to arrest the buyers of their offspring.