10. Police Rescue Three Pregnant Victims From ‘Baby Factory’ in Delta.
The Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, told reporters yesterday in Asaba that the victims, three female human trafficking victims namely:
Esther Frank, 17; Chinyere Ude, 19; and Happiness Igwe, 20 have been rescued by operatives of the police Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Asaba at a hideout on Okpanam Road, Asaba. The suspect Who are all with advanced pregnancies, told the police they were brought to the hideout by a lady, Uju Okonkwo, a suspected fake nurse working at Chinonso Hospital, Nkpor in Anambra State, for the purpose of selling their children after delivery.
Ibrahim said after intensive surveillance by operatives following a tip-off by a whistleblower, Uju and a suspected fake lawyer, Mr. Ezurum Joseph, who provided the hideout where the victims were harboured, were arrested last on August 2.