Feb 5, 2018 – Baby Making Factory Uncovered In Igando Lagos State Nigeria, Couple Arrested
Couple Allegedly Selling Babies Delivered By Helpless Young Mothers Arrested In Ikotun-Igando Lagos On Sunday
An investigative journalist has helped police to uncovered a baby production factory in Igando area of Lagos state Nigeria.
Last night, FSARS operatives stormed #1 Treasure Palace Close in Igando where they arrested a couple named Binta and Adeola Adebayo.
Abia born Binta and Lagos-born Adeola were accused of harbouring young pregnant girls at their residence where they nursed them until they delivered their babies.
Police alleged that they usually sell the innocent children without the consent of their mothers.
During the raid carried out between 6 pm and 10pm yesterday, 3 pregnant women identified as 25-year-old Onome Oputi, 27-year-old Precious Emmanuel and 19-year-old Favour Osikwemeh were rescued.
One of those rescued was 9 months pregnant, while the two others are 7 months pregnant.
The 9 months pregnant lady said she was impregnated by a foreigner who has since left Nigeria.
Binta one of the operators of the alleged baby factory however denied the allegation.
Here is what she told journalists today:
“We are not running any baby factory. I have never sold any baby. Two of the three women only help me with my business. I sell wholesale drinks and they assist me.
“The other woman is my daughter-in-law, who has been living with us for over four years. If I sold babies, how come I didn’t sell my two grandchildren she had earlier.
“I believe some neigbours we have land dispute with are trying to frame my husband and I. I am from Abia State but my husband is Yoruba. We are innocent.”
Their victims are currently in the custody of the National Agency for the Prohibition in Persons while the couple were handed over to police for investigation and possible prosecution.