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NAPTIP seals off baby factory in Abuja

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sealed an illegal maternity and baby factory in Nyanya, Abuja. This was contained in a statement signed by the NAPTIP spokesman, Josiah Emerole, and made available to newsmen yesterday.

Emerole said the acclaimed Chief Medical Director of the baby factory was arrested few weeks back by NAPTIP for allegedly swindling several women who were in dare need of babies. He said the sealing of the illegal medical outfit, Akuchi Herbal Concept, located on Old road, around Pure Water area, New Nyanyan, Abuja, was part of the ongoing investigation into the case.

According to him, the case had already generated public concern among Nigerians especially relations of the victims. It would be recalled that NAPTIP operatives last week arrested a 38-year-old herbalist, (names withheld) for allegedly deceiving women into thinking they are pregnant and thereafter giving other people’s babies to them having collected lots of money.

The suspect, who is from Enugu State is the owner of Akuchi Herbal Concept, located at New Nyanya, Abuja, was arrested after weeks of diligent surveillance by combined team of officers of the agency and those of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The spokesman said the latest operation was coordinated by the Director, Investigation and Monitoring Department, Greg Esele. He said the agency recovered local herbs used by the suspect to stimulate ovulation for women, some soaked black-coloured leaves and concoction, among others.


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