Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have apprehended two women, Eke Chinyere and Glory Okon for selling children into child labour and ritual purposes.
Our correspondent gathered that Eke Chinyere, 48 years from Umuhie in Ngor/Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State runs a baby factory at Umuguma in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the police in the state, Supol Henry Okoye said Chinyere camouflaged her baby factory as a motherless home to conceal and deceive unsuspecting members of the public.
Okoye revealed that the command’s tactical team acted on an actionable intelligence before bursting the crime.
He said Chinyere, upon arrest, led operatives to arrest Glory Okon, a native of Akwa Ibom State and member of the criminal syndicate.
He added that on interrogation, the duo confessed to being members of syndicate that specializes in stealing children from their parents in Akwa Ibom and other parts of the country and selling them to buyers who use the children either for child labour or ritual purposes.
Okoye further disclosed that Chinyere led the police operatives to her baby factory where seven stolen children and four pregnant teenagers were rescued.