The Anambra state police command has discovered a baby factory operated in the Otolo, Nnewi area of the state.
In statement released by Mohammed Haruna, spokesperson of the state, the baby factory which is operated as a brothel was uncovered during an investigation into the recent attempted kidnapping of a four-year-old boy.
It was earlier reported that on March 11, at the Area Command Headquarters, Nnewi, a four-year-old child of St Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi, was returning home from School in the company of his siblings when two men on a motorcycle grabbed him and zoomed off.
However, the child was rescued by some commercial motorcyclists who pursued and eventually arrested the suspects at Akamili Community, Nnewi.
Haruna said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects who were beaten to stupor by an angry mob, one confirmed dead, were sent by One Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu, presently on the run, who operated the baby factory and a brothel where she keeps young girls and gets them impregnated after which she sells the children to her waiting customers.
The police spokesperson gave the names of the two suspects arrested as Abuchi Ani, aged 32 years, from Ohazora, Ebonyi State, and Emeka Ikegwuonu, 49 years, from Akabukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State.