Operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, on October 18, 2016, smashed a baby factory at Etche LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria where one Reginald Akagbuto and four pregnant teenage girls were arrested. The four pregnant suspects arrested at the baby factory are: Oluchi Okorie, Chidinma Joseph, Ngozi Ekere, and Miracle Michael.
When interviewed, they confessed to have agreed with the Proprietor of the illegal factory, Akagbuto, to sell the babies for certain price depending on the sexes of the children. While the male child is for N150,000, the female is for N100,000.
They attributed their desire to sell the babies to lack of care and denial from their purported fathers.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Rivers state Public Relations Officer, DSP Omoni Nnamdi said:
“the Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, once again wishes to reiterate his earlier stance to deal with all criminal elements in the state and urges the people to have confidence in his ability to reduce crime. He however, solicits for useful information from the public as crime fighting is not a one-man business.”