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Anambra police smash another baby-making factory syndicate

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The Anambra State Police Command has smashed another baby-making factory and child trafficking syndicate operating in the Oraifite community in the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Muhammed, who announced this in a statement on Wednesday, said the police uncovered the syndicate on Tuesday by operatives attached to the SIB and Area Command, Oraifite, coordinated by the Area Commander, ACP Afolabi Wilfred.

Muhammed said the police raided the house of one Melvina Uju Uba, located opposite Nnamdi Azikiwe Orthopedic Teaching Hospital, Oba, in Idemili South local government area and arrested 10 persons who reportedly ran the baby factory.

The police spokesman gave the names of the suspects as Edna Nnadi, 37, Ujunwa Nweke, 25, Izuchukwu Uba, 24, Chinaza Ibeh, 19, Peace Okon Effiong, 25, and Gift Collins, 20.

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Others include Chimkaso Kingsley, 25, Happiness Monday, 18, Chioma Okonkwo, 25, and Uchechukwu Nwankwo, 18.

“The place was raided following credible information that teenage girls were being impregnated and the babies were sold out by human traffickers,” Muhammed said.

“During the operation, five newly born babies and three other children were rescued.

“The rescued children will be handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Children’s and Women’s Affairs for proper care, while effort is being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.”

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