Police detectives, at the weekend, swooped on a suspected baby factory in Asaba, Delta State, and arrested the operator and eight pregnant girls, according to Vanguard.
In addition, a surveillance patrol team attached to the Ozoro Police Division, in the state, apprehended a pastor and a 14-year-old girl at a cemetery in the town around 10.30 pm.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said, “On 30/7/2015 at about 2038hrs, Police detectives from GRA Division Asaba, while acting on a tip off raided a suspected baby factory at opposite Federal Radio Corporation, Asaba and arrested its operator, one John Mary Ihezun ‘m’.
‘Eight pregnant girls, namely:
(1) Ihezue Nkemjika
(2) Amaka Agu
(3) Isioma Anukwu
(4) Blessing Okafor
(5) Imezoma Okeke
(6) Chioma Oje
(7) Precious Ihemine
(8) Nzube Chukwu, and two boys, one Prince Chukwu and Obum Nwankwo were also arrested from the said baby factory.
Meanwhile, investigation is in progress.” In a related development, she said, “On 30/7/2015 at about 2230hrs, surveillance patrol team from Ozoro Division while on routine patrol arrested one pastor of Christ Freedom Family, Amazing Grace, Ozoro, in a cemetery at Ozoro with one Chioma (f), aged 14 years.
“The suspect claimed that he was performing spiritual healing on the said Chioma to enable her attain academic prowess. Investigation is ongoing,” she added.