Seventeen babies and four pregnant teenagers were rescued from a baby factory that was also used as maternity home and other unsuspicious businesses in Imo State by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSDC, in the state.
Addressing newsmen yesterday in Owerri, the state commandant, Mr. Pedro Idiba, said the rescue was carried out penultimate Friday, October 2, when the officials stormed Jehovah Jireh Orphanage Home, in Orlu LGA, adding that men of the command had raided the orphanage home allegedly used as a baby factory at about 9.30am to rescue the victims.
The pregnant girls are teenagers, the oldest among them is 19., according to the commandant who gave their names as; Onyedikachi Obialor, Oluchi Uzoma, Hope Ndukwu and Ogechi Njoku adding that a two weeks old baby delivered by one Kasarachi was among the babies rescued from the home.
Pedro further disclosed that the home owned by a local government staff in Orlu, one Cecilia Egemole had an expired license of the orphanage home issued 2007.
When interviewed, an elder sister to the proprietress, Mrs Felicia Egemole, confessed that some of the girls come to the orphanage home to deliver their babies and leave them behind, but denied the sale of babies at the home pointing that her sister was not around when the operatives stormed the orphanage.

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