By Chuks Ekpeneru
A physically challenged man has been arrested in a baby factory at Ofada, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun State.
He was allegedly responsible for the pregnancy of 10 girls who were rescued alongside some kids by the Ogun State police command from the baby factory.
Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operator of the factory, Mrs Florence Ogbonna fled during the raid on Tuesday December 1. Her daughter was, however, arrested.
The PRO said the young expectant mothers aged 18 to 24 years, were transported from Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states with a promise of securing employment for them but later were lured into the baby factory.
She said that after delivery the babies were sold by Mrs Ogbonna who was earlier arrested for a similar offence and is standing trial for human trafficking.
The raid was conducted at the baby factory after one of the victims who resisted the plan to put her baby for sale, escaped and reported the illicit trade to the police.
The lady identified as Chidera Onuoha, revealed that she reported to the police after the fleeing woman wanted to sell her baby. On how much the babies were sold, she said;
“If the baby is a boy, they sell it for N250,000. If it’s a girl, it is N200,000.”