17-year-old boy arrested for ‘impregnating’ 10 ladies
A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended for allegedly impregnating 10 ladies.
The suspect, identified as Noble Uzuchi, was arrested alongside his accomplice, Chigozie Ogbonna, a 29-year-old man.
The duo was allegedly running a baby ‘factory’ alongside two other ladies – Favour Bright, 30; and Peace Alikoi, 40, in Nigeria’s police in Rivers State said.
The arrests were carried out following a tip to authorities, Grace Iringe-Koko, Rivers Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), told Pulse.ng.
In a statement, the police spokesperson said that the four suspects operated in the Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas of the state before their arrest.
“On Saturday, January 7, 2023, around 4.45 pm, while acting on credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Police Command, C4I Intelligence Unit operatives raided two houses at Igwuruta and Omagwa communities respectively, where victims of child trafficking were being kept.
She added that the 10 pregnant ladies had been rescued by officers after the raid and arrest of the suspects.
“The victims rescued in the operation are 10, most of them pregnant,” Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police said in the statement.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the group ran a child trafficking syndicate.
“All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sales of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges.
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.