Police uncover baby factory in Ogun, arrest 2 women

Christiana-D’ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu

2 women operating baby factory in Ogun

The Nigerian Police Command in Ogun has arrested two women, Christiana-D’ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu, for allegedly operating a baby factory in the Agbado area of the state.

The Police spokesperson in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, while speaking in Ota on Monday confirmed that the two suspects were arrested on Aug. 27.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested following information received at Agbado Divisional Headquarters that Iyama, of No.4, Ibrahim Famiyiwa St., Agbado, was operating a baby factory where she harbored 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.

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“Upon receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Agbado Division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, mobilized 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 harbored 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 police spokesman said.

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, had ordered the transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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