Police uncover baby factory in Lagos, rescue pregnant women
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 60-year-old suspect, Augustina Onyenwe for allegedly running a baby factory in Isolo area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed this on Wednesday July 14 during a parade of suspects at the Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja.
Odumosu stated that Onyenwe was arrested during a raid on July 1 at Lawson Road, Isolo, where she allegedly operated a baby factory.
He added that two pregnant women were rescued following the arrest which came from a tip-off. It was alleged that Mrs Onyenwe keeps young pregnant ladies at the location till they are put to bed.
“A police team acted on the information, raced to the address, and rescued two heavily pregnant girls. The suspect has made a confessional statement to that effect.
“The victims, ladies of ages 32 and 20 respectively, have been kept in protective custody while the suspect will be charged to court as soon as possible,” he said.