The police in Anambra State have raided a baby factory in Oba, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the women were arrested in the house of one Melvina Uba.
Mohammed said eight children, including five newly-born babies, were rescued during the operation.
He gave names of the suspects as Edna Nnadi, 37; Ujunwa Nweke, 25; Izuchukwu Uba, 24; Chinaza Ibeh, 19; Peace Effiong, 25; and Gift Collins, 20.
Others are Chimkaso Kingsley, 25; Happiness Monday,18; Chioma Okonkwo, 25; and Uchechukwu Nwankwo,18.
The PPRO said, “On Tuesday, around 7am following an intelligence report, police operatives attached to the SIB and area command, Oraifite, coordinated by the Area Commander, Afolabi Wilfred, raided the house of one Melvina Uju Uba, located opposite Nnamdi Azikiwe Orthopedic Teaching Hospital, Oba, in the Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
“The place was raided following credible information that teenage girls were being impregnated and their babies sold out by human traffickers.
“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 for proper care, while effort is being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.”
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