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Police uncovers baby factory in Rivers State

By Ifunanya Obeme

Rivers State Police Command has uncovered a suspected baby factory, where 24 babies from the ages of 1 to 2 years and four pregnant teenagers were recovered.

Spokesman of the Command, Nnamdi Omoni who briefed journalist on be half of the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura said the suspected baby factory wes uncovered by men of the Eagle Crack Squad mile 1, Port Harcourt. Omoni who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the E-Crack operatives went into the child trafficking syndicate at Woji community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

He said as at the time of the discovery, yhe babies and the teenagers were frail and are currently receiving treatment at the police clinic while investigation has been launched.

He advised parents and guardians in search of their children to report to the police. Reacting to the claims of Rivers State Police Command, counsel to Managing Director of the home where the babies were recovered, Eunice Uchendu claimed that tender Live Care-Giver which is been run by her client is a registered organization working with Rivers State Government, as she described the claims of the police as untrue.

Meanwhile; some of the pregnant teenagers have dismissed report from the police that they are been paid to get pregnant to sell their babies. The pregnant teenagers also denied been forced to stay in the Non Governmental Organization home, adding that they were there with the consent of their family members.

They admitted that anyone who chooses to leave or go with the babies after delivery does that willingly without any condition attached.

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