The Police burst another baby making factory in Adigbe area of Abeokuta, Ogun state on Thursday afternoon and rescued five children and three pregnant women holed up in the facility by the operator. The Police also arrested wife of the suspected operator.
Curious residents of residents of Akinremi Estate in Adigbe and environs surged into the compound, many scaling the perimeter fence to have a glimpse of the Baby factory that has been in their neighbourhood and operated for years undetected.
A detachment of policemen from Adigbe Divisional Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, had a hectic time containing the crowed, which momentary went violent in anger, the youths among them torched the building.
Also torched were two vehicles; a Toyota Camry salon car marked (Lagos) EKY 942 AJ as well as a Mitsubushi salon car marked (Lagos) AGL 971 BH parked within the premise.
It took intervention of officials of the Ogun state Fire Service who arrived the scene in two vehicles marked OG 124 A 09 and OG 122 A 09 put out the fire.
It was learnt that one of the victims had escaped from the baby factory earlier and took refuge in a building located about 200 meters away, pleading with the occupants to save her from her captors.
The escapee pregnant girl, it was gathered, confided in those shielding her from further abuse, telling them that her elder sister sold her and her unborn baby to the operator of the facility at the cost of N100, 000.
Upon hearing the reprehensible occurrence, the people were said to have informed the police, who eventually carried out a raid on the premises Wednesday night.
A twist crept in the baby factory saga with a ritual dimension as the irate youths who set the building ablaze were said to be looking for a cooler and a can believed to contain fresh human bloods suspected to be in use for ritual purposes.
According to a witness, the youths who were believed to be students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic after a thorough search of the building found ritual items such as ivory plate containing fresh blood, coffin, effigy, dried scorpions and assorted charms .
Also discovered are international e-passport, identity cards of Junior and Senior Secondary School students of Sacred Heart Catholic College, Oke -Ilewo suspected to have been abducted and killed by suspected ritualists.
When contacted, the command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said two persons were rescued, while two others were arrested.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), gave names of victims rescued as Jennifer Goodluck, who is still nursing two months old baby and another lady that is in her full pregnancy.
The Command’s Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye and Commissioner for Women Affairs, Elizabeth Sonubi visited the scene to assess the situation.