52yr old woman, Mrs Esther Akunmadu, arrested for allegedly operating baby factory in Imo
Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, Imo state command have arrested a 52 year old woman, Mrs Esther Akunmadu (pictured above), for allegedly operating a baby factory in the Umutueke community in Imo state.
“She said she is a retired midwife and she runs a maternity home that has no name and no certificate.” he said
A search carried out at the supposed maternity home which she opened about a year ago revealed she had four women and two one-week old babies in the premises. The NSCDC boss alleged that the woman bribed his men with N100,000 which they collected but presented before newsmen.
Parading the couple before newsmen at the state command headquarters in Awka the state capital on Saturday Nov 1st, the state Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma said the couple who are in their early twenties collaborate with some hospital nurses to steal the new born babies from their mothers while they are still in hospital.
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