Ogun State Police Command says a suspected baby factory has been discovered in Mowe’s Imedu Olori region in Obafemi Owode State Local Government district. Approximately 12 ladies were saved between the ages of 20-25, six of whom were ‘ heavily pregnant. ‘
It was discovered that the alleged baby factory was exposed when a Mowe police station identified an inmate who fled from the home. An unidentified female prisoner told police that she had been forced into the home for some time now and was held captive there.
According to her, the criminal home owner, one Florence Ogbonna who typically lured her into the home contracted the service of some physically capable men to sleep with them and impregnate them.
She allegedly said the baby will be taken away by the supposed factory owner to an unknown place if any of the female inmates gives birth. According to a statement issued by the Command Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Mowe, SP Marvis Jayeola mobilized his detectives to the scene where twelve women between the ages of 20 and 25 were rescued, six of whom were heavily pregnant. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the case–Mrs Florence Ogbonna, Chibuke Akabueze and Chibuzor Okafor.
He added that police commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson had directed the suspects to be immediately transferred to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department’s anti-human trafficking and child labour unit for discreet investigation. He also ordered that the victims be held in safe and secure custody pendingupon re-unification with their respective families.