How Immigration Uncovered Baby Factory In Ibadan
There are still baby factories in Nigeria and more of such homes are being discovered.
On Thursday, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command, announced the discovery of a “baby factory” in Sharp Corner, Oluyole area of Ibadan, Oyo State's capital.
A baby sold to someone triggered an uproar that eventually led to the uncovering of the baby factory.
Two female victims, including a pregnant woman, were rescued, while three accomplices were arrested at the factory.
They accomplices had been handed over to the representatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Briefing reporters on Thursday, the state NIS Comptroller, Saleh Abdullahi, said that the Zone ‘F’ of the command discovered the “baby factory”.
According to Abdullahi, the alleged operator of the factory (namewitheld) is now at large.
He said the place was discovered in the process of rescuing a 16-year-old girl (namewitheld) from her end user at Awolowo, Bashorun area of Ibadan on January 28.
The girl was said to have earlier been delivered of a baby at the “baby factory” on August 28, 2018.
“In the process of investigation, the girl said she was impregnated by one man (namewitheld), while serving as a housemaid to one Alhaja from Saki.
“Few days to her delivery, the Alhaja took her to a woman, who is not a nurse, where she was delivered of the baby on Augst 22, 2018.
“After her child delivery, precisely on August 27, 2018, the Alhaja, her master from Saki, came to the house with another Igbo woman and took her child away.
“She was, thereafter, given to her end user, where she was rescued.
Abdullahi said the immigration and the police had been on the trail of the woman and the Alhaja.
He said that the duo would soon be apprehended and prosecuted.
Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria that one of the victims, whose baby was taken away, said she did not know the whereabouts of her baby.
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