The Police Command in Anambra says it has unearthed a baby factory at Otolo, Nnewi, Anambra State developing from its investigation into an attempted kidnapping of a child a week ago.
Haruna Mohammed, The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, CSP, released a statement on Tuesday in Awka, saying that four pregnant girls were also rescued from the facility.
Mohammed said the Nnewi Area Command Headquarters, on March 11, reported that a four-year-old pupil of St Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi was kidnapped while on the way home from school.
He said that two male suspects on a motorcycle had snatched the child and rode off with him, but were pursued and accosted by some commercial motorcyclists when the victim’s siblings raised alarm.
Earlier investigations administered by the Police uncovered that the suspects who were nearly beaten to death by an angry mob (one of whom was confirmed dead), were sent by another suspect.
He said that the third suspect still at large, allegedly runs a baby factory and a brothel where she kept young girls, got them pregnant and later sell the children to waiting customers.
The police spokesman said that the pregnant girls aged between 18 and 21, were rescued from Cool Joint bar in Nnewi.
He said the Command was intensifying efforts to arrest the principal suspect who hails from Ohaozora, Ebonyi state, in order to bring her and other accomplices to Justice.