Thursday, May 9, 2013

Imo State Police rescue 17 pregnant teenagers

Imo State Police Command
recorded another success in its
renewed fight against crime
and criminals, following the
bursting of child trafficking and
baby factory syndicate in the

Disclosing this to newsmen
Thursday evening, at the State
Police Headquarters, Owerri, the
Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Mohammed Katsina, said the
Command has clamped down
on illegal motherless babies
homes, as well as rescued 17
pregnant teenagers. (Some of
the pregnant teens pictured

According to the Imo police
boss, one of the illegal homes,
Ahamefula Motherless Babies
Home, located in Umuaka, Njaba
local council area, is allegedly
owned by a middle aged
woman simply identified as
"Madam One Thousand".

Mr. Katsina equally disclosed that
during the police raid, no fewer
than 11 minors, who were
possibly waiting to be sold to
prospective buyers, were
rescued by the Command.

The bizarre aspect of the
police finding was that a 23-
year old boy, simply identified
as Oyibo, was fingered as
being responsible for
impregnating the expectant
girls, whose ages ranged
between 14 and 17.

Apart from being in varying
stages of pregnancy, the girls
who equally looked
malnourished and not properly
catered for wept
uncontrollably as they were
paraded by the police in

On how the Command burst
the syndicate, the
Commissioner explained that
the illegal babies home was
successfully raided by the
"Ambush Squad" after a
credible tip-off.

"The prime suspect is now at
large. She was was producing
pure water sachets as a decoy
to deceive unsuspecting
members of the public about
what was really going on in
the premises", the
Commissioner of Police

Continuing, Mr. Katsina said:
"When the police invaded the
tightly secured compound, 17
minors were seen holed up in
different rooms in the large
compound with some of their
children playing around".

The Imo police boss equally
paraded the 55-year old
security man, Mr. Uzoamaka
Okoli, from Nempi, Oru West
local government area of the
state, employed by the fleeing
owner of the babies home.
The 23-year old Oyibo, who
was equally paraded by the
Commissioner, has allegedly
confessed to being
responsible for all the

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