December 3rd – On December 1st local time, Nigerian police raided a “baby factory” and rescued 10 victims.
The so-called “baby factory” is located in southwest Ogun, according to the Daily Mail on December 2. The shopkeeper hired men to make the victim pregnant, and then sold the newborn for money.
“After receiving the report, we rushed into the illegal delivery room and rescued 10 people, including four children and six women, four of whom were pregnant,” police spokesman Oyeemi said. Oyemi said that the police arrested two suspects, one was a disabled man and the other was the daughter of the clinic owner. The head of the center is at large, and the police are intensifying their efforts to arrest them.
According to the report, these “factories” are usually small illegal facilities, showing people in the form of private medical clinics, providing shelter for pregnant women and selling their babies. In Nigeria, especially in the south, the police often raided some illegal maternity wards. Last year, 19 pregnant women and 4 children between the ages of 15 and 28 were rescued from another “baby factory”. Investigators said that the babies were sold for 1,000 pounds for boys and 700 pounds for girls.
Police said that most women were cheated out of their village, shopkeepers promised to let them do housework there, and some women volunteered to join the organization, believing that they would be paid. But according to the investigation, they have never been paid.