12 ladies rescued as Police uncover baby factory in Ogun State
The Ogun State Police command has uncovered a baby factory in Imedu Olori area of Mowe, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area.
According to the statement given by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the baby factory was discovered following a piece of information provided by one of the victims, who managed to escape.
The victim who is said to have reported the case at the Mowe Police Station, identified the owner of the home as Florence Ogbonna who is responsible for luring victims into the home and holding them in captivity.
The victim explained further that Florence Ogbonna used to contract the service of able-bodied men to sleep with the inmates and get them impregnated after which the babies would be taken away after never to be seen again.
The statement given by Oyeyemi disclosed that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Mowe, SP Marvis Jayeola mobilised his detectives to the scene where 12 ladies between the ages of 20-25 years were rescued with six amongst them heavily pregnant.
Three suspects – Mrs Florence Ogbonna, Chibuke Akabueze, and Chibuzor Okafor were arrested in connection to the case.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.
He equally directed that the victims be kept in safe and protective custody pending when they will be reunited with their respective families.