The Nigeria Police Force in Ogun State on Monday apprehended two women simply identified as Christiana-D’ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu for allegedly operating a baby factory in the Agbado area of the state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state PPRO in Ota stated that that the two suspects were arrested on August 27.
Mr Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested following information received at the Agbado Divisional Headquarters that Ms Iyama, of No. 4, Ibrahim Famiyiwa Street, Agbado, was operating a baby factory, where she harboured young girls and hired men to impregnate them.
He explained further that she would collect the baby on delivery and sell it to waiting buyers.
According to him, “Upon receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Agbado Division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, mobilised his detectives to the area where the said Iyama and Ogwu were arrested.
“During preliminary investigation, it was discovered that Ogwu was one of the girls harboured by Iyama, who employed the services of men to impregnate her and collected the child on delivery, which she usually sold at the rate of N400,000 to one of her customers,”
The PPRO said she also confessed to the police that she had sold up to three children from different women to different customers.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.