Operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday smashed a baby factory at Igbo Etche, a suburb of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, where one Reginald Akagbuto and four pregnant teenage girls were arrested.
The four pregnant suspects arrested at the baby factory are: Oluchi Okorie, Chidinma Joseph, Ngozi Ekere and Miracle Michael.
When interviewed, they confessed to have agreed with the Proprietor of the illegal factory, Akagbuto, to sell the babies for N150,000 and N100,000 depending on the sexes of the children. While the male child is to be sold for N150,000, the female is for N100,000. They attributed their desire to sell the babies to lack of care and denial from their purported fathers.
They are still helping the Police at the Anti-Cultism Unit and will be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi, the Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya, reiterates his stance to deal with all criminal elements in the state and urges the people to have confidence in his ability to reduce crime.
He however, solicits for useful information from the public as crime fighting is not a one-man business. And finally assures the people that any information given will be judiciously utilized.