Nigeria: 17-year-old boy arrested for allegedly impregnating 10 women
The area police spokesperson Grace Iringe-Koko says the two men were hired by the syndicate to impregnate the women through marathon sex.
- Preliminary investigations have revealed that after impregnating the women, the syndicate leader would then keep the babies and pay the mothers a sum of N500,000 (an equivalent of KSh138,406).
Police in Nigeria have arrested a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of impregnating 10 women.
Noble Uzuchi was arrested alongside his accomplice, Chigozie Ogbonna, 29, after the River State Police Command uncovered a baby factory operation in the Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas of the state.
According to law enforcement authorities, Uzuchi, Ogbonna and two other ladies, Favour Bright, 30; and Peace Alikoi, 40 were running the baby factory.
As reported by Nigerian news outlet, PUNCH, the area police spokesperson Grace Iringe-Koko says the two men were hired by the syndicate to impregnate the women through marathon sex.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that Alikoi was the syndicate leader. After impregnating the women, Alikoi would then keep the babies and pay the mothers a sum of N500,000 (an equivalent of KSh138,406).
Iringe-Koko says that police were tipped off about the operation and swung into action.
“On Saturday, January 7, 2023, around 4.45 pm, while acting on credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit operatives raided two houses at Igwuruta and Omagwa communities respectively, where victims of child trafficking were being kept.
“The victims rescued in the operation are 10, most of them pregnant,” Iringe-Koko said in a statement.
She added: “All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sales of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges. A Honda Pilot Jeep, white, was recovered from the syndicate leader.”
Meanwhile, efforts are underway to track and arrest the buyers of the children already sold to answer for their crimes.
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