… Discovers babies’ factory in Maiduguri
The Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, said government has discovered a ‘baby factory,’ where babies were being sold in Maiduguri for N100, 000 each.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday in the state capital, Lawan disclosed that four women, alongside the principal suspect (names withheld) were arrested for taking part in trading of newly born babies in Galadima ward of Maiduguri metropolis.
He stated: “After the restoration of relative peace in Maiduguri and its environs, a lot of anti-social activities started to emerge, ranging from drug addiction, lawlessness and prostitution.
“On September 12, this year, we got an intelligence report from our Civilian JTF in Gwange ward of the metropolis and we mandated them to arrest a woman (name withheld) who delivered a baby boy and came home without the child.
“The suspects were taken to Gwange Police Station because of the magnitude of the crime and were later transferred to the Police CID
Lawan explained that a baby was recovered and the Police and Civilian JTF rescued another one during a raid on Galadima area.
“Sponsors of the factory were also arrested. The suspects were arraigned before the High Court No. 13 and are now in the maximum prison, pending the next court hearing on the matter,” he said.