In the Agbado area of Ogun state, officers from the State Police Command have arrested two suspected baby factory operators.
According to a statement made by the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, two ladies, Christiana D’ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu, were captured on August 27, 2022, “thanks to reliable information from members of the public”
The accused were detained after police at the Agbado divisional headquarters received information indicating that Christiana Iyama, who resides at No. 4 Ibrahim Famuyiwa Street, Agbado, Ogun State, is running a baby factory inside her residence.
“There, she harbours young girls and hire men to impregnate them after which she will collect the baby on delivery and sell to her waiting buyers” the statement partly read.
The police imagemaker further disclosed that upon obtaining the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbado division, Superintendent of Police, Awoniyi Adekunle mobilized his detectives to the area where the said Christiana D’ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu were arrested.
Preliminary investigation according to the police public relations officer revealed that Margaret Ogwu is one of the girls harboured by Christiana D’ivoire who employed the service of a man to impregnate the young lady and collected the child on delivery.
The baby was reportedly sold at the rate of N400,000 to one of Ms D’ivoire’s customers.
Ms. D’ivoire further confessed to the police that, she sold up to three children from different women to different customers.
Reacting to the development, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.