Officers of the Rivers State Police Command have arrest Kelechi Okamgba, for allegedly running a baby factory.



The 37-year-old nurse based in Port Harcourt is alleged to have been housing them till delivery and aiding the sale of their babies.

It was reported that  Okamgba takes a cut of between N70,000 and N80,000, from each sale.





However, the suspect was arrested on March 19, 2018, by men of the Rumuolumeni Police Station, after they stormed her ‘baby factory’.

According to the reports, five ladies, including four pregnant girls, were arrested following the operation. 

The pregnant girls have been identified as Obianuju Nze (22), Chinemerum Orji (18), Josephine Chimena (33) and Chidinma Ndukwe (17).



During interrogation, Okamgba, who hails from Obioma-Ngwa in Abia State, said,

“The women, some of their boyfriends bring them. They (boyfriends) find and negotiate the baby buyer themselves. The buyer(s), at the delivery of the baby, will settle them.

"I will then give them the bill for feeding, accommodation and treatment. That is the reason they are under my care”.

While begging for mercy, Okamgba also revealed that the last baby sold in February 2018, was sold at N350,000.

One of the pregnant young girls, who identified herself as Gift Festus said: “My boyfriend brought me here. He said if I put to bed, someone will come for the baby who will take care of the baby. My elder sister is aware of the development.”

The Nigerian police has been doing its best to curb the baby factory menace that has been sweeping the country of late.

There have been reports upon reports of child trafficking rings being exposed for running baby factories in different areas of the country.


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