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Police uncover ‘baby factory’ operating as orphanage in Nasarawa

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Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The police have uncovered a suspected baby factory operating under the guise of an orphanage in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria.

This was made known in a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, released to journalists in Lafia, the state capital.

According to the police spokesperson, detectives attached to Police Area Command, New Karu uncovered the factory located at Ado Kasa. The team subsequently arrested four suspects in the facility and also rescued six young girls and a six-month old baby.

Nansel in the statement explained that owners of the factory were operating an illegal orphanage, named St. Bridget Orphanage Home, where they carry out their illegal acts.

According to the police, the proprietor of the orphanage allegedly abduct underaged pregnant girls and hold them against their will till they deliver. Nansel claimed that children delivered in the orphanage were sold to highest bidders.

He said that the Command had handed over the suspects and the victims to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP for further investigation and prosecution.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, warned that the Command would mobilise resources to go after criminals operating in the state and urged parents to take care of their children.

Sundiata Post recalls that the Commissioner also urged members of the public to avail the police with credible information that would assist in taming criminals in the state.

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