Police uncover baby factory in Nasarawa

Baby factory

File Photo: Pregnant women, children rescued from baby factory

By Sunday John

Operatives of the Nasarawa Police Command have uncovered a suspected baby factory operating under the guise of an orphanage in the Karu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the state command’s public relations officer, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia.

According to the PPRO, detectives attached to Police Area Command, New Karu uncovered the factory located at Ado Kasa on Thursday.

“The team arrested four suspects in the facility and also rescued six young girls and a baby of about six months.”

“The owners of the factory are operating an illegal orphanage, St. Bridget Orphanage Home, where they carry out their illegal acts,” he added.

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According to the police, the proprietor of the orphanage allegedly abducted underage pregnant girls and holds them against their will till they deliver.

Nansel claimed that children born in the orphanage were auctioned off to the highest bidder.

He said that the command had handed over the suspects and the victims to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, for further investigation and prosecution.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, warned that the command would mobilise resources to go after criminals operating in the state and urged parents to take care of their children.

The commissioner also urged members of the public to provide the police with credible information that would assist in taming criminals in the state.


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