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Police Arrest Two Nurses, Four Pregnant Ladies in Abia Baby Factory

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Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia

The Abia State Police Command on Monday paraded two suspected nurses and four pregnant inmates in an hospital used as baby factory in Aba, Abia state.

One of the suspected nurses was a mother of a two year old baby, rescued during a raid on the hospital by the security operatives.

download (18)State Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who paraded the suspects in Umuahia, the state capital, said that men of the Command were still on the trail of the Medical Director of the private hospital located at Ihie Umudem Isuochi in Umunneochi council Area of the state who fled during the raid.

According to the PPRO, the fleeing doctor, (names withheld) and the nurses used the hospital as shelter for young women with unwanted pregnancy, who upon delivery usually sell the babies to the hospital management, “who in turns sells them to willing buyers”.

The Abia Police Spokesman,  gave the name of one of the inmates with a little baby as Sopuruchi from Eneka in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, explaining that efforts were on to re-unite the inmates whom he said were all non Abians, with their family members.

The Police Command however, warned dubious medical practitioners and charity homes in the state that use their facilities as baby factories to desist from the wicked act or face the wrath of the law if apprehended.

Also paraded were some suspected kidnappers and robbers arrested at different parts of the state.

The PPRO disclosed that constant weekly raid of suspected criminal hideouts in the state had led to the arrest of over 150 suspects since August.

He noted that about 50 suspects had been arraigned in court while those arrested for drug-related offences were referred to the Enugu zonal office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He hinted that officers and men of the Command had adopted several proactive measures and strategies to curb criminal activities in the state as the Christmas and New Year festivities approach.

Ogbonna revealed that the police had rescued unhurt, one kidnap victim, identified as Ugo Charles Ajieke of Power Line in Obingwa council. Ajike it was gathered was abducted last week at the gate of his compound.

The State Police Command restated its readiness to rid Abia State of criminal elements and provide maximum security for all residents.

The PPRO however appealed to members of the public to always assit the police with useful information regarding the location of criminals in the state.

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