Imo Police Uncovers Another ‘Baby Factory’ With 16 Pregnant Girls

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The Imo State police command yesterday uncovered another illegal orphanage popularly referred to as ‘baby factory’.

The home which is registered as a non-governmental organization known as Ezuma Women and Children’s Rights Protection Initiative, was used by one Dr. James Ezuma as a cover for his heinous activities of encouraging teenage girls to get pregnant and after giving birth, paid N100,000 on the condition that they would abandon their babies.

Ezuma, a native of Ndiokeke Ndiakunwanta in Arondizogu in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested in his residence at Egbu Road, Owerri which also doubles as the address for his NGO and paraded alongside 16 pregnant teenage girls.

Addressing newsmen during the parade of the suspect, the state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Muhammad Katsina said, “You may wish to know that when a search was conducted in the premises being used as an office for an NGO, 16 pregnant teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 19 years, who are at different stages of pregnancy, were seen. Also recovered in the premises was an automatic eight loader pump action gun which is a prohibited firearm”.

Mr. Katsina also expressed worry about a missing baby, who was sold to unknown persons.

He said the baby was delivered on November 24 by one Chinaza Nnachi, a native of Ebonyi State, who came to the home when she was stranded during pregnancy but that all efforts to locate the child have proved abortive as the suspect has refused to lead the police to where the baby is.

“So far he has taken us to Abia State, where he said the baby is but we were unable to recover the baby; though investigations are still ongoing, the presumption at the moment is that the baby may have been used for ritual purposes”.

Corroborating the Imo CP’s statement, Miss Nnachi, 19, said she was directed to the home by a lady who assured her that she would be taken care of. She added that two hours after she gave birth to her baby, a boy, he was taken away from her without her consent.

When she probed further on the whereabouts of her baby, Nnachi claimed that Ezuma gave her N100,000 and asked her to look no further for the child.

The police boss also alleged that the suspect was a gun runner, who had earlier been arraigned for unlawful possession of firearms.

“It is pertinent to mention that the suspect was arraigned before an Owerri Chief Magistrate Court 1 in November 2013 for the offence of conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms”.

Other items recovered at the ‘orphanage’ include 10 unregistered vehicles which the suspect claimed to own but when asked to provide proof of purchase or ownership, he could not.

The Imo State police boss, therefore, admonished parents and guardians to be vigilant and ensure that their children do not fall victim of exploiters, adding that the command would continue in its campaign to rid the state of such businesses of trading in unborn babies and ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

 

 

6 Comments

  • hei! Using their future generation to make money. There is nothing on earth that an igbo person will not do for money. God forbid. Igbo people! Trashy people.

  • YEP… IGBO people, after 2 yrs the girl will advertise herself to stupid useless man that looks for woman on internets as a virgin. That’s why I will never ever marry an IGBO woman or stay in NIgeria again. We are a
    shameless nation, both our man and woman like money we are the same no matter what. We do anything for money. Our woman sell themselves to pay school fees, take care of younger ones, and buy beauty products.
    Man can do anything to obtain money so that he can provide for our so called ”WOMAN”, even if it selling their
    children or killing their family memebers

    • @ chuks look at your name are u not an igbo guy….? look at you! who is even begging you to get married to an igbo girl… infact am so angry with ur statement that i would even want to see u face to face to pour my anger… who is begging u to stay in nija? that’s hw u ppl will go to another mans land to do dirty jobs all in the name of making money and u still have the nerve to alter rubbish from ur stupid mouth…
      who are u to criticize? are u God? why will u judge them? are u righteous? infact they should check u well if u are not one of those that poses like one that has gone places while u still dey nija…. infact na ur type dey spoil nija sef no come back sef if truly u are not in nija….. we don’t need your type…. you are a disgrace to nija and igbos as a hole and i pray u don’t marry at all to crown it all…………MUMU!
      thank God u admitted being shameless too… rubbish..
      anywhere u go….u still b nija

  • YEP… IGBO people, after 2 yrs the girl will advertise herself to stupid useless man that looks for woman on internets as a virgin. That’s why I will never ever marry an IGBO woman or stay in NIgeria again. We are a
    shameless nation, both our man and woman like money we are the same no matter what. We do anything for money. Our woman sell themselves to pay school fees, take care of younger ones, and buy beauty products.
    Man can do anything to obtain money so that he can provide for our so called ”WOMAN”, even if it selling their
    children or killing their family members

  • We that coming from the back should be very careful. I don’t plaim those ladies. What I think that cause all this things is they’re parent. We people are the cause of our problem in this country. We can’t say this is where we’re going to… Each and each family. It cause by our parents, must of us didn’t have home training. We don’t have the wisdom and whereas we believe that we are wise. The person bearing Gods-guide that’s using plantan rob to clim try; I believe he’ll not fall. Instead of us to cut our cot accdin to our size. Government cannot provid work for all of us. Goodluck cannot come from Abuja to tell you how to live your life, same to God, Do we remember that, the more a child adding age the more money you’re spending on him/her increase. That’s why we having 8-9-10 upward children selling water on the road. You cannot care for you future, don’t you know your children are your future? In my reseach, Let your children feel loved. Let them know that Dadd/Mumm love us. I don’t have much time.

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