The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command, says it has discovered a “baby factory” in Sharp Corner, Oluyole area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Two female victims, including a pregnant woman, were rescued, while three accomplices were arrested at the factory.
The two victims and three accomplices had been handed over to the representatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Briefing newsmen on Thursday, the state NIS Comptroller, Saleh Abdullahi, said that the Zone ‘F’ of the command discovered the “baby factoryfactory”.
According to Abdullahi, the alleged operator of the factory (namewitheld) is now at large.
He said the place was discovered in the process of rescuing a 16-year-old girl (namewitheld) from her end user at Awolowo, Bashorun area of Ibadan on Jan. 28.
The girl was said to have earlier been delivered of a baby at the “baby factory” on Aug. 28, 2018.
“In the process of investigation, the girl said she was impregnated by one man (namewitheld), while serving as a housemaid to one Alhaja from Saki.
“Few days to her delivery, the Alhaja took her to a woman, who is not a nurse, where she was delivered of the baby on Aug. 22, 2018.
“After her child delivery, precisely on Aug. 27, 2018, the Alhaja, her master from Saki, came to the house with another Igbo woman and took her child away.
“She was, thereafter, given to her end user, where she was rescued.
Abdullahi said the immigration and the police had been on the trail of the woman and the Alhaja.
He said that the duo would soon be apprehended and prosecuted.
Speaking to NAN, one of the victims, whose baby was taken away, said she did not know the whereabouts of her baby.