Enugu – The Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday arrested six pregnant young girls in a home where they were allegedly being prepared to deliver their babies for sale.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said in a
statement that the girls were arrested at No. 7, Anyansi Lane, Ogui in
He alleged that the girls, aged between 16 years and 17
years, had negotiated with people who would buy their babies after
Amaraizu confirmed the arrest of three other persons in
connection with the incident, saying that investigations are in top
gear on the incident.
The police spokesman said the girls were smuggled out of their guardians’ homes.
a related development, four persons have been arrested for allegedly
stealing a 12-day old male child from the mother after delivery in an
unnamed maternity home on Ebony Paint road, Awkunanaw, Enugu.
Amaraizu said the arrest of a couple led to the arrest of two others allegedly involved in the incident.
said the police had recovered the stolen child, who is in good health,
while the suspects were helping the police in its investigations. (NAN)