Sixteen pregnant women and eight children have been rescued in Aba from suspected child traffickers by the Abia state police command.

According to a press release by the police on Friday, “on the 7th of March, 2024, based on credible intelligence, detectives from Rapid Response Unit, Abia state command raided an alleged baby factory and rescued sixteen pregnant women and eight children harbored by Mrs. Onyinyechi Okoro, 29 years old from Ihechiowa in Arochukwu L.G.A of Abia state and Mr. Ekene Okezie, 32 years old, from Aro-Ndizuogu in Ideato L.G.A of Imo state.

The police however stated that discrete investigation is ongoing.

SUSPECTS:

Onyinyechi Okoro ‘female’, 29yrs Ekene Okezie ‘male’, 32yrs

RESCUED VICTIMS:

  1. Joy Akpan Mathew ‘female’, 27yrs of Nsereeen Akwa Ibom state
  2. Stella Okon female’ 22yrs of Orokpan, Calabar, Cross Rivers state
  3. Bella Okon ‘female’ 19yrs of Anan, Akwa Ibom State
  4. Idara Emmanuel ‘female’ 24yrs of Ikoron Akwa Ibom state
  5. Blessing Okon ‘female’ 19yrs from Ogboro kanu, In Akwa Ibom
  6. Blessing Edet, ‘female’ 20yrs of Ayetong of Oron in Akwa Ibom state
  7. Promise Okon Akpan ‘female’ 22 yrs of Itam, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state
  8. Edet Joy, ‘female’ 17yrs of Uduakpani, Calabar, Cross River state.
  9. Josephine Asukwo ‘female’ 19years of Itinghibon, Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
  10. Glory Etuk John ‘female’ 19 yrs, of Assafiong Nzipigbon, Akwa Ibom
  11. Goodness Peter ‘female’ 20yrs of Oborokara Torinun Akwa Ibom state
  12. Ifeoma Ozoemenam ‘female’ 22yrs, Isinfo Izzi in Ebonyi state
  13. Victoria Robert ‘female’ 20yrs of Pamemamg Ibeno Akwa Ibom state
  14. Blessed Monday ‘female’ 17yrs from Nseribom Akwa Ibom state
  15. Victoria Liberty, ‘female’ 21yrs of Eduduang, Eduduang, Akwa Ibom state
  16. Anita Sunday, ‘female’ 21yrs of Nwefiong, Orong, Akwa Ibom state
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CHILDREN;

  1. China Marvelous ‘female’ 11 yrs.
  2. Nancy Sunday ‘female’ 9 yrs
  3. Marvelous Sunday ‘female’ 6 yrs
  4. Martha Ubong ‘female’ 2 yrs
  5. Praise Answer ‘male’ 2 yrs
  6. Deborah Ndifreke ‘female’ 2 yrs
  7. Goodnews Destiny ‘male’ 4yrs
  8. Victor Aniebeti ‘male’ 2 yrs.

Total: 16 pregnant women, 5 male Children and 3 female Children.

According to the press release signed by ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, LLB, ANIPR police public relations officer for: Commissioner Of Police Abia State Command, the public is advised to be security sensitive and collaborate with the Police by immediately reporting any suspicious person or activity around their environment.

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