Police rescue three pregnant victims from baby factory in Delta
…Arrest suspected randy lecturer, pastor who allegedly defiled eight-year-old
Three female human trafficking victims namely: Esther Frank, 17; Chinyere Ude, 19; and Happiness Igwe, 20 have been rescued by operatives of the police Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Asaba at a hideout on Okpanam Road, Asaba.
The Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, told reporters yesterday in Asaba that the victims, who are all with advanced pregnancies, told the police they were brought to the hideout by a lady, Uju Okonkwo, a suspected fake nurse working at Chinonso Hospital, Nkpor in Anambra State, for the purpose of selling their children after delivery.
Ibrahim said after intensive surveillance by operatives following a tip-off by a whistleblower, Uju and a suspected fake lawyer, Mr. Ezurum Joseph, who provided the hideout where the victims were harboured, were arrested last on August 2.
The police boss said the suspects were helping law enforcement agents in investigation and would soon be arraigned in court.
Also, a pastor, who allegedly raped a minor, was arrested by the police in Delta State.
The pastor, who owns a church in Asaba, was apprehended for allegedly defiling an eight- year-old girl in his residence.
The Police Commissioner explained that on Wednesday July 20, the victim and other children, including the pastor’s children were playing when the cleric ordered everyone, including his children to go outside the compound to play, while he invited the victim into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.
Ibrahim noted that as a result, the victim started experiencing severe pain in her private part after a week and consequently, reported the incident to her parents.
In another development, a lecturer at the, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, who was accused of sexually harassing his student, has been arrested by the police.
Ibrahim disclosed that the female student, had reported that the lecturer, who is also her course adviser, had threatened that if she refused to yield to his sexual demands, he would make her carry over some of her courses.
According to the police commissioner, on Tuesday, July 19, during the Mathematics examination, she told the randy lecturer that she had accepted her proposal, but before then, she had reported the matter at the police station in Abraka.
He explained that based on the complainant’s feigned acceptance of the suspect’s demand, she was taken to a hotel in Abraka on Thursday, July 21, where detectives were invited. He was arrested in the hotel room after he had already undressed.