Police in Ogun State has arrested one person and rescued eight others including women and children following the discovery of a baby factory at Lagos Street in the Adesan area of Mowe in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that the police discovered the home on November 27, 2020, following a complaint from concerned residents.
Oyeyemi said that the residents of the area informed the police at Mowe Divisional Headquarters that a particular building located in their area is strongly suspected to be a baby-making factory
He said according to the residents most of the women seen there are always pregnant and whenever they delivered, they hardly see them with babies as they observed that the babies are being sold.
The PPRO said that on the strength of the information, the DPO Mowe Division, SP. Marvis Jayeola led his men to the area where a man who is strongly suspected to be working for the operator of the home was arrested with four women and four children.
He explained further that one of the women is pregnant while one of them is said to have just delivered a baby which has been sold as usual.
The Police Spokesperson said that preliminary investigation revealed that the home is strongly linked to one Mrs. Florence Ogbonna, a notorious baby factory operator who had earlier been arrested for a similar offense and had her case pending in Court.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun Awolowo has ordered a massive manhunt for the said Florence Ogbonna. He also ordered the case to be transferred to the Anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.