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In the early hours of Wednesday, the Police Command in Cross River State uncovered a baby factory in Obot Udonna Village in Akampka Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, said that the successful operation was based on credible information which the force promptly acted upon.
He added that two pregnant women and three children were rescued, and the operator of the baby factory, Imaobong Asuquo, was arrested.
Jimoh also disclosed that the baby factory was operated in the home of the arrested suspect and each baby was sold for N500, 0000 in collaboration with another suspect simply identified as Iquo.
The Commissioner said, “We got credible intelligence and we swung into action immediately in a covert Operation at about 4:00 am Wednesday and we busted a baby factory operated in the residence of one Imaobong Asuquo who sells babies for at least N500,000.
“We also rescued three pregnant girls including two 19-year old and another 21-year-old as well as two children (names withheld) aged 2 and 7.
“From the statement we got from one Solomon Christopher, husband to one of the rescued pregnant women, we also discovered that three babies were sold for N500,000 each already.
“But we are working assiduously to make sure we get to the root of the matter and all involved apprehended and charged to Court to face justice, investigations are still ongoing as we speak.”
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