Enugu — The Enugu State Police Command, through its men in Udenu Local Government Area division, in collaboration with operatives of Department of State Service, DSS, in the area, raided a suspected baby-making factory and arrested its operator, weekend.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amarizu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, who disclosed this in Enugu, gave the name of the operator of the illegal maternity as Fidelia Ogbuzuru of Umuaro in Isiuzo Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the security operatives had during the operation, at least 17 children.
Amarizu said the operation was carried out following information received by the security agents that children of ages between one and 20 years are kept in an uncompleted building at Ohom Orba in Udenu Local Government of Enugu State.
He said: “The operator, in her response, maintained that the children were gathered from Umaro village to establish a destitute home which according to her, was not registered or recognised by law.”
He said a full scale investigations had commenced into the incident.
In another development, the police in Nsukka Division of the state have arrested two suspected kidnappers believed to be strong members of Black Axe confraternity, a secret cult.
The suspects who gave their names as Uchenna Eze of Ibagwa Aka and Attama Cosmas of Nru Nsukka, were arrested with the help of the Neighbourhood Watch group when the operatives struck at a shop located at Ajuona Obukpa last Thursday at about 8.30pm while they were holding their meeting.
The PPRO also revealed that some of the suspected cultists, escaped during the operation abandoning four of their motorcycles.
Recovered from the two arrested suspects, according to the state police spokesman, was a locally made single barrel pistol with a live cartridge.