Anambra police officers have rescued 35 females from a baby factory in the Nkpor region of the state.
The girls were rescued during a hotel search, according to Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesman for the Anambra Police Command.
“Following a rigorous analysis of crime trends and patterns, the Command operatives working on information burst a hotel named Gally Gally in Nkpor where they use children between the ages of 14 and 17 years for sex slaves, prostitution, and baby factory on 13th June 2022,” according to the statement.
“The operatives rescued 35 girls and four of them are pregnant. The police also arrested three persons namely: Mrs. Ifeoma Uzo age ‘F’ 35yrs, Chidiebere Alaka ‘M’ 28years, and Nweke Chidiebere. We also recovered three pump action guns, seven cartridges, and a cash sum of Eight hundred and seventy-seven thousand, five hundred naira (#877,500). The suspects arrested are being interrogated with a view to eliciting information on their involvement and unmasking other gang members,” he added.
He also said the victims have handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for the “welfare and rehabilitation of the children.
“However, All suspects charged to court at the end of the investigations.”
However, the police image maker also called on parents and guardians to always build good relationships with their children/wards.
“This will also help to guide and direct them in their activities. It will help to monitor against unforeseen issues and bad company,” he added.