Eight pregnant women have been arrested in a raid on a house in the Akute area of Ogun Sate. The women are alleged to have been planning to sell their babies for up to N300, 000…almost £1, 000.
A police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi, a police spokesman, told the AFP news agency, following an intelligence report, we discovered and stormed on Friday a ‘baby factory’ in Akute district of Ogun state,”.
According to The Guardian newspaper, Lagos, police stormed the three bedroom bungalow on Friday where they found the women, some of whom are said to be in their teens.
It took the police two search operations after which they the girls were said to have been found hiding in a wardrobe.
Reports of the so-called ‘baby factories’ in Nigeria have increased over the last couple of years with similar incidents occurring in Abia and Imo States.
In January this year, police raided a property in the Ilu-tuntun area of Ondo State, arresting 19 men and women who were allegedly cohabiting and producing babies for the owner of the factory.
Investigations into Friday’s arrest are on going to uncover sponsors and anyone involved in the illegal trade.