Gist: Nigeria police free 17 girls in ‘baby-factory’ raid in Lagos  (Read 1260 times)

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Nigerian police have found 17 pregnant teenage girls in a raid on a house, and were searching yesterday for a woman suspected of planning to sell their babies, a spokeswoman said.

Joy Elomoko of the southeastern Imo state police said all the girls were between 14 and 17 years old and that 11 small children were also found in the house.

Some locals believed the building called the Ahamefula Motherless Babies Home served as an orphanage and shelter for expecting mothers.
“Acting on a tip-off, a special unit of the Imo State police command raided the illegal home in Umuaka on Wednesday and rescued 17 girls, aged between 14 and 17, at different stages of pregnancies,” Elomoko told AFP.

“The girls claimed they were fed once a day and were not allowed to leave the home,” she added. he girls told police that their babies were to be sold to “willing buyers,” Elomoko said.

It was not clear if the girls were brought to the home by force. News

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