Enugu -The Enugu State Police Command has recovered five pregnant girls from a maternity home, Daughters of Divine Love Pro-live in Enugu North Local Government Area.
The command‘s spokesperson, Mr Ebere Amarizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday that policemen from the Central Police Station, Enugu stormed the location on Aug. 21, arresting the pregnant girls along with nine babies.
The spokesman said that five workers at the home were also arrested and were helping the police in the investigation.
He said that the owner of the maternity, a reverend sister, said she had an approval from relevant authorities to run the home but could not produce any evidence.
“One of the babies recovered from the home was said to be the child of a second-year student of a higher institution in Enugu who got impregnated and put to bed and had to keep the baby at the home,” he said.
Amaraizu said that the police had commenced investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, the command has also commenced investigations into the death of three persons in two separate incidences following injuries sustained from bullet wounds.
Amarizu said that the incidents occurred in two communities.
Amarizu said that the first incidence occurred between two brothers at Umueze village, Enugwu Achi in Oji River Local Government Area.
He said that a 14-year-old boy allegedly killed his three-year-old sibling with their father’s gun.
“It was gathered that tragedy struck when two of them were playing with their father’s gun which they had allegedly picked and were using same to demonstrate what they watch in movies.
“Unknown to the older brother, there were bullets in the gun.
“He pulled the trigger and the bullet allegedly hit the deceased on his head. (NAN)