The Ogun State police has rescued eight pregnant women and teenage girls from an alleged baby making factory located at number 9 Sebanjo Crescent, off Fabolude Busstop, Akute area of Ifo local government of Ogun State.
The police also arrested a middle aged man and a 26-year-old woman running the factory.
While parading the suspects at the Ajuwon Divisional Police Headquarters, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, described the development as inhuman, insisting that the command would get to the root of the matter.
The suspects are expected to be transferred to the state criminal investigation department for through investigations.
The structure which housed the hostages appeared as residential building but the latest discovery by the police revealed that a baby making factory was domiciled in the house, where teenage girls were made to part with their babies after delivery and a token given.
A 26-year-old woman, Angela Chigoeze, who claimed to be operating a divine herbal clinic, has been arrested as the one in charge of the illicit operation which sold babies for an alleged sum of 300,000 Naira (about 1,800 dollars).
The state’s Commissioner of Police said the arrest was made possible through information by some residents, adding that the police was on the trail of other accomplices.
Meanwhile, four middle aged men have been gunned down and fatally wounded by the command in Sango area of the state while robbing a Bureau De Change.
Items recovered from them included arms and ammunition and a Toyota Yaris vehicle with registration number EJ 440 ESD.