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Police Rescue 8 Children From Lagos Baby Factory

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Operatives of the Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command have stormed a baby factory where children were allegedly bought and sold as goods in Lagos. They have also rescued eight children from the facility.

The baby factory known as Little Angels was located at 17 Atoke Avenue in Isheri Area of Igando, Lagos where the syndicate used as their office.

It was confirmed that at least eight children aged between 1-10 years were rescued as they were kept in servitude waiting for buyers.

LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that the home had been used for selling and buying babies for those who needed kids for different purposes and the residents were aware of the activities of the home before the police discovered.

It was also learnt that pregnant young girls were also said to have been kept there and when they were delivered of their babies, the mothers will be paid off, the babies taken away from them and sold to unidentified customers.

They have been carrying out their human business transactions before the police got information, stormed the place and rescued the victims.

The owner of the home, 49-year-old Mrs. Faith George has been arrested and charged before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly operating an illegal home with the view of trading the children. She pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate, Mrs. Sule Amzat, granted the suspect bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, did not object her bail condition but informed the court that the victims were rescued at the home.

She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would perfect her bail condition.

Meanwhile, the police have shut down the home.

When our correspondent paid visit to the area, the residents confirmed the illegal activities that had been on at the building and disclosed that it had ceased to operate after the police raided the place and their customers stopped coming.



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