An Illegal orphanage alleged to be used as a baby factory in Port Harcourt was uncovered on Tuesday by Rivers State Police.
The orphanage known as “Tender Life Foundation Initiative” which is located in the Oyibo area of the state, was raided by the Police.
According to The Nation, Spokesman of the police command, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said 25 children and four expectant teenagers were rescued during the operation, adding that the operator was also arrested.
Omoni said, “Today I am glad to inform you that operatives of the Eagle Crack in a covert operation
“yesterday (Tuesday) bust a child trafficking syndicate at Work in Port Harcourt where 25 babies between the ages of 1 and 2 years and four pregnant teenagers were recovered.
“The babies and the pregnant teenagers who are frail and malnourished are currently receiving medical attention at the police clinic while investigation is still ongoing.”
Eunice Onyema Uchendu, who is the owner of the supposed baby factory claimed that the organization was genuine and that she does not operate a baby factory but a duly registered nongovernmental organisation.