A baby factory disguised as a bar and brothel has been uncovered by men of the Police force in Nnewi, Anambra state.
Four pregnant girls awaiting delivery were found in the building named Cool Joint Bar, during the raid.
Speaking on Tuesday, the state police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, said the bar business was a cover for the baby factory run within and that the owner, Identified as Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu is presently at large.
The four girls rescued during the raid were identified as:
Chisom Okoye, 20 years, of Mgbaneze Isu, Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State,
Chinecherem Clement, 18 years, of Agbaebo Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State,
Blessing Ogbonna, ‘ 21 years, of Nkwagu Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State and
Blessing Njoku, 21 years, of Mgbaneze Isu of Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.
It was also gathered that the suspect, Ikegwuonu’s mode of operation was to get young girls, bring in men who impregnate them, then send the girls away once they put to birth and sell the babies to waiting buyers.
Meanwhile, two more suspects connected to the baby factory business identified as Abuchi Ani, 32, of Ohazora, Ebonyi, and Emeka Ikegwuonu, 49, of Akabukwu, Nnewi, Anambra have been arrested by the police.
The police spokesman said efforts were being intensified to arrest the principal suspect who is still at large in order to bring her and her other accomplices to justice.