Pregnant girls housed in a Lagos home with plans to sell each of their newborns for nearly two thousand dollars have been rescued by the police, officers said on Saturday.
“Following intelligence report, we discovered and stormed on Friday a baby factory in Akute district of Ogun state,” a police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi told AFP.
The police found the suspected operator at the baby making home and eight pregnant girls, most of them under the age of 20, he said.
Similar homes have been discovered in the South-eastern part of Nigeria, but it is the first discovery of such in southwest Nigeria.
“The girls confessed that each newborn child will be sold for 300,000 naira ($1,800/1,300 euros),” Oyeyemi said, adding that the suspects will be charged in court with crimes at the end of the current investigations.