Anambra state police have discovered a baby factory in the state’s Otolo Nnewi town.
According to Mohammed Haruna, the state police command’s spokesperson, the baby factory, which is also a brothel, was discovered during an investigation into the recent attempted kidnapping of a four-year-old child.
On March 11, the Area Command Headquarters in Nnewi received a message that a four-year-old child from St Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi, was returning home from school with his siblings when two men on a motorcycle caught the child and zoomed off with him. The boy, however, was rescued by some commercial motorcyclists who pursued and eventually arrested the suspects in Akamili Village, Nnewi.
According to Haruna, preliminary findings revealed that the suspects who were battered to stupor by an angry mob (one of whom has been reported dead) were sent by One Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu, who ran the baby factory and a brothel where she kept young girls and impregnated them before selling the children to her waiting clients.
The police spokesperson named the two suspects as Abuchi Ani, ‘M,’ 32, of Ohazora, Ebonyi State, and Emeka Ikegwuonu, 49, of Akabukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State. He also revealed the names of the four pregnant young ladies.
(i). Chisom Okoye, ‘f’, 20 years, of Mgbaneze Isu, Onicha LGA,. Ebonyi State
(ii). Chinecherem Clement, ‘f’, 18 years, of Agbaebo Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
(iii). Blessing Ogbonna, ‘f’, 21 years, of Nkwagu Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
(iv). Blessing Njoku, ‘f’, 21 years, of Mgbaneze Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State, all residing at Cool Joint bar Nnewi.
Haruna added that the command is intensifying efforts to arrest the principal suspect in order to bring her and other accomplices to justice.