The Lagos State Police Command over the weekend uncovered a baby factory from a detention camp in the Ikotun area of the state.
According to the police, 19 pregnant girls and a day-old-baby were rescued in an operation after several weeks of monitoring and information gathering by the about the suspects.
Some of the suspects arrested include, care givers, nurse to the syndicate and the hotel operators where victims awaiting child delivery were lodged.
The victims, whose ages range between thirteen and twenty-eight, were brought to Lagos by the suspects with promises of jobs.
Hope Bright, one of the victims from Rivers State broke down in tears while narrating her ordeal in the hands of the proprietors of the baby factory.
She 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.”
She also claimed that the suspects took away her two-year-old child she from the village with.