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Police burst Baby Factory syndicate in Abia, Government reacts



The Police in Abia state have rescued sixteen pregnant women and eight children from suspected child traffickers.

A press release by the police Command and read out to reporters by the Police Public Relations Officer ASP Maureen Chinaka said based on credible intelligence, detectives from Rapid Response Unit, Abia state command raided an alleged baby factory and rescued sixteen pregnant women and eight children harbored by Onyinyechi Okoro, 29 years old from Ihechiowa in Arochukwu L.G.A of Abia state and Ekene Okezie, 32 years old, from Aro-Ndizuogu in Ideato L.G.A of Imo state.

The police however stated that discrete investigation is ongoing.

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According to the press release signed PPRO for: Commissioner of Police Abia State Command, the public is advised to be security sensitive and collaborate with the Police by immediately reporting any suspicious person or activity around their environment.
Police further said that manhunt had been declared for the fleeing members of the operators of the baby factory.

When interrogated by newsmen, the two suspects, habouring the girls Onyinyechi Okoro and Ekene Okezie had this to say.
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Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ngozi Felix, has commended the police for rescued the pregnant girls from the alleged baby factory in Aba.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ogechi Oguama, expressed delight that some misled girls had been rescued adding that the Ministry was collaborating with the Office of the wife of the Governor to receive the rescued women and keep them in “good custody while investigation continues.

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Speaking later at Government House Umuahia, the Wife of the Governor Priscilla Otti expressed sadness over the incident and promised that adequate measure will be put in place to cater for the girls as well discourage such acts from recurring in Abia state.
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