Noble Uzuchi, 17, and Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, have been detained for having ten women pregnant in Rivers state.
According to the Rivers State Police Command, the two lads allegedly worked for a baby factory.
Along with them, two female suspects were detained: the accused operation’s mastermind Peace Alikoi, 40, and Favour Bright, 30.
The four accused allegedly carried out their operations in the state’s Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local governments, where they saved 10 pregnant girls.
According to police spokesperson Grace Iringe-Koko, the individuals were apprehended after the police received a tip.
Her words are:
“On Saturday, January 7, 2023, around 4.45 pm, while acting on credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit operatives raided two houses at Igwuruta and Omagwa communities respectively, where victims of child trafficking were being kept.”
The police went on to say that Uzuchi and Ogbonna were employed to engage in protracted sexual activity with the girls and result in pregnancies.
The leader keeps the child when a victim gives birth and pays the victim N500,000, according to Superintendent of Police Iringe-Koko. Some of the previous infants born in the houses had also been sold.
“All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sales of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges. A Honda Pilot Jeep, white, was recovered from the syndicate leader.
“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department and efforts are being intensified to track and arrest the buyers of the children already sold out.”