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The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested five people for their alleged involvement in a baby factory. Seven expectant mothers are being held.
Commissioner of Police Umar Gwadabe said the baby factory was located at 19, Nepa Line, Ikot Ekpene.
He said: “The discovery came following a tip-off that two women, Ima Akpan (35) and Mma Nurse, now at large, were operating a baby factory where seven expectant mothers were camped.
“The expectant mothers were arrested, and on interrogation, two of them– Ikwo Ofuo and Joy John– confessed that they were enticed to the business because of money.
“On delivery, a male child will be sold for N400,000. A female child costs N350,000.”
One of the teenage expectant mothers said she was impregnated by an unknown man.
She said: “I don’t know who impregnated me. I was impregnated while hawking to assist my mother.”