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Baby factory uncovered in A’Ibom

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AKWA IBOM Police Command has uncovered a baby factory in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of the state.

  The “factory” according to the police is where suspected child trafficking syndicates harbour pregnant girls and sell off their babies as soon as they give birth.

  The state Police Public Relations Officer, C.S.P Frederick Nnudam in a statement issued to crime reporters in Uyo over the weekend, said the operatives of anti-child theft were able to uncover the den and arrest the suspected syndicates following a tip-off by members of the public.

  According to the statement, “operatives acted on a tip-off that one Ndukeabasi Okon Imu is a child theft syndicate who takes possession of pregnant girls until delivery and sell of the babies”.

  He said the operatives of anti-child theft swung into action on getting the information and arrested one Ndukeabasi Ndianabasi and rescued two pregnant teenage victims, one Peace Okon Sunday, aged 17, with seven months pregnancy, and one Esther Victor Jeremiah “f”, aged 15, with five months pregnancy, all of Oruk Anam Local Government Area.

  Our correspondent learnt that male children sells at N400,000 while the female ones sells at N300,000 respectively. Also Nnudam said the command had rescued six victims for trafficking between the ages of 12 and 16 who are all indigenes of Akpabuyo in Cross River State.

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