Akudo Azoroh, the woman arrested in Rivers State for allegedly operating a baby factory, has confessed to the police that she sells the children for amounts ranging from N1.4 million to N1.5 million, depending on the gender.
The police conducted a raid at the child trafficking center in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area, where six pregnant women between the ages of 20 and 23 were rescued. These women were being kept at the center with the intention of trading their babies after giving birth. The new State Commissioner of Police, Polycarp Nwonyi, revealed this information during a media briefing in Port Harcourt.
Azoroh, the operator of the child trafficking center, was arrested along with an accomplice during the raid. Although she admitted to running the illegal business, she claimed that she only gave the babies to families who were unable to have children and not to ritualists.
Azoroh stated that the pregnant women came to her voluntarily, and she paid them between N800,000 and N900,000 based on the stage of their pregnancy and the gender of the child they delivered. She claimed to have already given out six children over the course of three years of operating the business.