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Delta Police uncover illegal orphanage

….Rescue  6  pregnant teenagers

The Delta State Police Command has uncovered an illegal orphanage where it claimed that babies are sold in  Usonia Street in Asaba.

Mr. Charles Muka, the Command’s spokesman, said the orphanage, known as Mary’s Perpetual Help Orphanage, is owned by one Johnmary Ihueze.

Muka told the News agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Asaba, yesterday, that Ihueze, who was nabbed by the police after a tip-off, “also keeps pregnant girls who are coerced into signing off their babies upon delivery in an affidavit.

“Upon his arrest, six pregnant girls, among them a 14- year-old, was also discovered. Through interrogation, a one-month-old baby girl was recovered at Motherless Babies Home, Obosi, in Anambra State.

“The pregnant girls have been evacuated to a Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse in Asaba for rehabilitation,” he said.

In another development, Muka said the police also exhumed two unidentified corpses in an uncompleted building on the Benin-Asaba Expressway after a tip-off by the contractor handling the building.

He said efforts were being made to trace the perpetrators of the act, while the bodies had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, for autopsy

Similarly, the police also rescued six girls from human traffickers at Ekpan in the Uwvie Local Government Area of the state.

“The police, on receiving the report, swung into action and arrested a native doctor and seven other suspects,” Muka said.

According to Muka, the native doctor gave the girls “some spirit bath” preparatory for “their journey abroad.”

He said the suspects, who are assisting the police in their investigation, would soon appear in court


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