The arrested suspects
Operatives of the Ogun state police command have confirmed the arrest of two women, Christiana D'ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu on August 27 for allegedly operating a baby factory in the state.
The suspects were arrested following information received by police at Agbado divisional headquarters, that Christiana Iyama who lives at No 4, Ibrahim Famuyiwa street, Agbado Ogun state, is operating a baby factory at the above address, where she used to harbour young girls and hire men to impregnate them after which she will collect the baby on delivery and sell to her waiting buyers.
Upon the information, the DPO Agbado division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle mobilized his detectives to the area where the said Christiana D'ivoire Iyama and Margaret Ogwu were arrested.
Preliminary investigation from the police revealed that Margaret Ogwu was one the girls harbored by Christiana D'ivoire who employed the service of a man to impregnate her and collected the child on delivery, which she sold at the rate of 400,000 (four hundred thousand naira) to one of her customers.
Confirming the incident, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, says the suspect also confessed to have sold up to three children from different women to her customers.
''The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the transfer of the case to Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.''Oyeyemi said.