Baby Factory Workers in Ondo State.
An alleged baby factor syndicate operated by a couple, Mr and Mrs Abiodun Ogundeji operating in Ilutuntun, Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State was on Wednesday Jan 29th busted by the men of the Ondo state Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
Acting on a tip from the Force headquarters Abuja as well as the Imo state command, the Controller General of the state command, Musa Hassan, said the baby factory had been running for 5years. 21 people including the couple running the factory, pregnant women as well as some nursing mothers were arrested in the building.
Reacting to her arrest, Mrs Happiness Ogundeji denied all allegations levelled against her stating that she was only running a herbal hospital and the women who were arrested were her patients. She said she runs a dredging and construction business, De- Choice Construction Comapany in Ore and has 3 filling stations in Port Harcourt Rivers State. Her husband Abiodun Ogundeji feigned not knowing of his wife’s business saying that he only knew her to be into Construction as well as oil and gas. He said he was a Civil Engineer with Chevron, Rivers State.Most of those arrested refused to speak to reporters but however said anonymously that they were all impregnated in Imo state and then transferred to Ondo state. Upon delivery, their babies would be taken away from them to an unknown place by Mrs Ogundeji .
They are all currently at the Lagos office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).