No fewer than 12 ladies between the ages of 20 and 25 years old were rescued from a suspected baby-making home in Ogun State.
The baby factory was uncovered on Friday at the Imedu Olori area of Mowe in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said Florence Ogbonna, Chibuke Akabueze, and Chibuzor Okafor were arrested in connection to the crime.
He said, “The illegal baby factory was discovered when one of the inmates, who escaped the home, reported at the Mowe Police Station that she was lured into the home and held captive there for some time now.
“She stated that the owner of the criminal home, one Florence Ogbonna, who lured her into the home usually contract the service of some able body men to sleep with them and impregnate them said and immediately any of them gave birth to a baby, such baby will be taken away by the said Florence Ogbonna to only God knows place.”
The police spokesman explained that the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe division, SP Marvis Jayeola, mobilised some officers to the scene and rescued 12 women who were between the ages of 20 and 25 years old.
He said among the rescued victims were six pregnant women.
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He equally directed that the victims be kept in safe and protective custody pending when they would be reunited with their respective families.