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Police uncover baby factory in Nasarawa

Mr Nansel claimed that children delivered in the orphanage were sold to the highest bidders.

• November 23, 2022
Ramhan Nansel
Ramhan Nansel [Photo Credit: Newstrends]

The Nasarawa State police command has uncovered a suspected baby factory operating under the guise of an orphanage in the state’s Karu Local Government Area.

Ramhan Nansel, the police spokesperson in the state, said detectives attached to Police Area Command, New Karu, uncovered the factory located at Ado Kasa on Thursday.

“The team arrested four suspects in the facility and rescued six young girls and a baby of about six months.

“The owners of the factory are operating an illegal orphanage, St. Bridget Orphanage Home, where they carry out their illegal acts,” he said.

According to the police spokesperson, the orphanage proprietor allegedly abducts underage pregnant girls and holds them against their will till they deliver.

Mr Nansel claimed that children delivered in the orphanage were sold to the highest bidders.

He said the command had handed over the suspects and the victims to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for further investigation and prosecution.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, warned that the command would mobilise resources to go after criminals operating in the state and urged parents to take care of their children.

The commissioner also urged members of the public to avail the police of credible information that would assist in taming criminals in the state. 

(NAN)

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