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Baby Factory Uncovered In Lagos By Police

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A baby factory has been uncovered by the Lagos State Government, and a Togolese woman arrested for running it.

 

The illegal business was discovered the in Lekki area of the state and three children were rescued during the sting.
The Punch reports that a pregnant woman and seven others who were brought to the Ministry of Youth and Social Development on Friday evening, February 2, were arrested.
The suspects were reportedly arrested at Baboon Village, Ajele, Ajah.
The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Agboola Dabiri stated that it received a report of a woman who alleged to be harbouring pregnant ladies, keeping them until they delivered and selling the babies while pretending to be a traditional birth attendant.
“Adults (including the suspected perpetrator) were apprehended along with three babies, two of who were extremely sick,” he said.
The suspect, Mrs Regina Bankole, who disclosed that she is from Togo but married to a Nigeria, denied that she runs a baby factory, but admitted that she has been a traditional birth attendant for over 30 years.
She also denied selling babies, claiming that she is well known in the area as a traditional birth attendant who delivers pregnant women traditionally.

She also disclosed that she is registered with the Eti-Osa LG as a traditional birth attendant and is about taking a course in traditional birth attendance.
According to her, one of the three babies recovered from her place is her child and the other two belonged to someone under her custody.


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