By Suoyo Ekubo
The Rivers State Police command has arrested two suspected child traffickers identified as Akundo Ifeanyi and Mercy Ade aged 38 and 37 respectively. The security operatives also rescued six teenage pregnant girls from the baby factory in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The arrest followed the raid of the illegal baby factory by the CP Monitoring Unit.
Parading the suspects on Wednesday, one of the suspects Akundo Ifeanyi said they pay the pregnant girls between three hundred thousand, four hundred thousand and six hundred naira depending on the month of the pregnancy.
She confess to selling the babies between N1million to N1.5million naira upon the delivery of the babies depending on the sex.
One of the rescued victims told Journalists that they were impregnated by their male lovers but went to the home since they don’t have who to take care of them.
Meanwhile the Commissioner for Police, CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, has vowed to smoke out criminals in the state while declaring total war on cultists, kidnappers, armedrobbers.