The Abia State Police Command has arrested a 54-year-old man, Nkem Nwokocha and his wife, identified only as nurse, who allegedly run a baby factory in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Umuahia, the state capital, said the baby factory is located at the Ogbor-Hill area of Aba in the state.
While frowning at the rate at which people indulge in illegal sale of children in the state, the CP said it was an act of wickedness against children.
Oyebade said, “Police operatives acted on a report that the suspects were running a child trafficking home that led to their arrest.
“Five pregnant women – Okoronkwo Mercy, a native of Alayi in Bende Local Government Area and Oluebube Onyabu also from Umuanunu village in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state, 29-year-old Chidinma Ifeanyi Chukwu, who hails from Isiala Mbano in Imo State, Kelechi Sampson, 20, and Happiness Godwin from Mboko Umuanunu village in obingwa, Abia State were rescued,” he added.