0.4 C
ponedeljek, 17 januarja, 2022

Police rescue 10 people from “baby factory”

By: V4 Agency

The “baby factory” parading as a private medical clinic housed several women who were impregnated, and then their babies were sold for profit.

Police in Nigeria have rescued four children and six women, including four pregnant women, from an illegal maternity home. The officers who raided the complex were acting on a tip-off, spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi told the AFP news agency.

These so-called “baby factories” are not uncommon in Nigeria. The factories usually work as private in-patient clinics where women are impregnated, and then their babies are sold for profit, Aljazeera says. There have been several cases where young women were abducted and raped to make money on selling their babies through one of these illegal clinics.

Mr Oyeyemi said two suspects, a physically-challenged man and the daughter of the owner of the clinic, were arrested. “The operator of the centre is on the run but we are intensifying efforts to arrest her and bring her to justice,” he added. It turns out that the operator had been previously arrested for the same offence. She stood trial for human trafficking after her arrest this year, but she was released on bail.

The rescued women told authorities that the owner hired men to impregnate them and then sell the newborns for profit.


Latest news

Prominent politicians receive threat mail

By: P.T., STA A number of high-profile politicians, most of them from the ruling Democratic Party (SDS), have received threatening letters, including Finance Minister Andrej...

Record weekend Covid case count confirmed on Saturday

By: J.S., STA A total of 6,012 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Saturday in what is a record daily case count confirmed...

In Slovenia, the judiciary is hiding from the public

By: Anamarija Novak Confidence in the Slovenian judiciary is falling sharply. Undoubtedly, matters such as the Balkan warriors, Novič, Patria and many other more or...

Prime minister Janez Janša in the interview for The Economic Times

By: UKOM Prime Minister Janez Janša has given an interview for the India's newspaper The Economic Times. In the interview, conducted by journalist Dipanjan Roy...

Related news

Toyota Yaris Cross voted Slovenian Car of 2022

By: J.S., STA Toyota Yaris Cross has been selected the Slovenian Car of 2022 in what is the first time in the 30-year history of...

Triglav Glacier campaign to plant 13,000 trees in Slovenia

By: P.T., STA The Triglav Glacier to Beijing campaign, which is bringing a small piece of ice from the glacier on Mt Triglav to the...

Cankar’s canon published in English for first time

By: J.S., STA The dramatic canon of Ivan Cankar, considered to be Slovenia's greatest playwright, has been translated into English for the first time to...

(GALLERY) Magical Christmas is back: Live nativity scene in Postojna Cave returns

By: P.T. / STA After a two-year break, the Postojna Cave will once again host a live nativity scene, with between 12,000 and 15,000...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here