Anambra State Police Command says it has unraveled a baby factory with four young pregnant girls waiting to be delivered of the babies in Nnewi.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed said this in a statement released in Awka, the Anambra capital.
The statement said the factory was being run by one Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu, currently at large; she also operated a brothel in the area, known as `Cool Joint Bar’, Nnewi where the four girls resided.
It also added that on March 11 there was a report at the Area Command Headquarters, Nnewi, that a four-year-old child of St. Joseph’s School, Otolo Nnewi, was returning home from school in 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 gave a chase, caught up with them and turned them over the suspects to the law enforcement at Akamili Community, Nnewi.
The state noted that a preliminary investigation conducted by the police revealed that the suspects were beaten to stupor by an angry mob and that one of them was confirmed dead on reaching a hospital. They claimed that they were sent by the same Ikegwuonu now at large.“The apprehended suspects are Abuchi Ani, ‘M’, aged 32, of Ohaozara, Ebonyi State, and Emeka Ikegwuonu, ‘M’, 49, of Akabukwu, Nnewi and Anambra State.
Meanwhile, the Command is intensifying efforts at nabbing the principal suspect – Ikegwuonu, ‘f’, of Ohaozara, Ebonyi State, in order to bring her and other accomplices to justice.