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Soldiers Rescue 8 Children, 14 Pregnant Teenagers In Abia Baby Factory

Soldiers from 144 Battalion, Asa, in Ukwa
West Local Government Area of Abia State
have rescued 14 pregnant teenagers and
eight children from a motherless babies’
home at Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isiala Ngwa
South Local Government Area. Also arrested
by the soldiers were six young men, who
claimed to be staff of the home, and two
girls, aged 16 and 25.However, the
proprietress of the home, Mrs. Nma Charity,
is still at large.

It was gathered that Mrs. Charity claimed to
be running a government-approved home,
but engages in child trafficking and hiring of
men who impregnates the teenage girls.
Sources said that on delivery, each girl got
N20,000, while their babies were sold for
between N80,000 and N150,000 for females
and males, respectively.

One of the suspects, who was caught at Eke-
Akpara in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government
Area, while trying to steal a baby, confessed
that he had been in the business with Mrs.
Charity for a long period, stating that his role
was to steal a child and deliver it to the her,
who in turn sold it to her customers.

Acting on the confession of the suspect, the
Commanding Officer 144 Battalion, Lt. Col.
Omolori Rasheed, ordered his men to raid
the home where about 14 pregnant teenagers
and six young men were arrested, while the
proprietress of the home was away at the
time of the raid.

A soldier, who declined to have his name in
print, told Vanguard that the babies, between
the ages of one and six, and the pregnant
teenagers, would be handed over to the
National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic
in Persons and Other Related Matters,
NAPTIP, while the other persons would be
handed over to the police for prosecution

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