Police uncover another baby factory in Lagos, rescues 7 girls

Ebun Francis| A few days after it uncovered a baby factory with 19 pregnant girls, the Police in Lagos on Wednesday said it has rescued seven pregnant girls from another baby factory located at Cele bus stop, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

The girls, about 20 in number, said they were tricked to come to Lagos.

According to Lagos command spokesman, Bala Elkana, the girls were rescued at about 1 am by a team of detectives led by Folorunsho Gabriel, the divisional police officer (DPO) of Isolo police station following a tip-off.

Elkana said, “They are between ages 13 and 27. Five of them are from Imo state, the remaining two are from Abia and Rivers states respectively. A child of about 2 years was also rescued. They were all handed over to NAPTIP for further investigation.”

“They were all brought under different guises, mostly employment. Some of them were promised help,” he said.

“The 13-year-old among them said she was raped in her village and she became pregnant. When she was confused on how to handle the situation, somebody offered to help her and that was how she was brought to Lagos, not knowing that she was deceived.

“When they all discovered that it was a baby factory and their babies would be sold, they wanted to go, but the madam held them hostage. However on their own, they plotted their escape and eventually fled last night.”

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