Baby factory: Police rescue 19 pregnant girls in Lagos

Baby factory: Police rescue 19 pregnant girls in Lagos

- The police command in Lagos has discovered a baby factory in the Ikotun area of the state

- Officers of the force also rescued not less than 19 pregnant girls in the detention camp where the young women were hidden

- Among the suspects arrested were caregivers, nurses to the captors and the operators of the hotels in which the pregnant girls were lodged

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A baby factory in a detention camp in the Ikotun area of Lagos has been uncovered by the police command in the state after weeks of close monitoring and utilisation of intelligence reports.

Police officers also rescued 19 pregnant girls (between the ages of 15 and 28 years) and a day-old baby.

The policemen were able to arrest the caregivers, nurses to the captors and the operators of the hotels in which the pregnant girls were hidden, Channels TV reports.

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Narrating her bitter experience, Hope Bright, one of the captive girls, from Rivers - whose two-year-old child had been taken from her - said: “As I reached there, the woman checked me. Suddenly, my stomach started kicking me.

"From there, they said that I will born. They took me to the hospital, God helped me I delivered that child, but the baby died. They collected the baby from me, I did not see that child again."

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Moreover, one of the arrested suspects, speaking to journalists during interrogation, confessed: “At the spot, madam searched my hotel and discovered four women with pregnancy and one baby.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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