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By Donald Mike-Jaja
March 15, 2009 /The Tide Online
More facts are emerging from all nooks and crannies of Port Harcourt and its suburbs on the alleged “baby factory” where pregnant teanagers are kept and their delivered babies sold to barren women.
Investigation by The Tide On Sunday, revealed that Mrs Florence Anthony, the alleged founder of Mother Mary Florence Foundation is now battling to retrieve a set of twin she sold out to one of her clients, a childless family.
It was authoritatively gathered from the neighbours where the alleged “motherless home” situates in Sangana Street, Port Harcourt, that one of her agents was finding it difficult to locate the actual buyers of the twins.
We understood that the police in Port Harcourt have ordered Mrs Anthony, the alleged child-trafficker to produce the set of twin or be prepared to face the music.
The police matching order, the neighbours said have sent jitters down the spines of the suspect as she is now running from pillar to post to retrieve the set of twin in question.
But her effort is yielding no fruits as she could not trace the family she sold the set of twin.
This, our sources said, forced the woman (suspect) to hire a search team to locate the buyers of the twin in any part of the country, no matter what it would cost her, in order to avoid the threat from the police.
It could be recalled that Mrs Anthony was arrested a forth-night ago for illegal adoption of babies and kept somewhere along Sangana street in Port Harcourt.
It was alleged that the woman was encouraging young girls to get pregnant and entered into agreement with them to sell the new born babies to the home at between N20,000 to N30,000 per child.
But she in turn, sells the new born babies at between N400,000 and N500,000, if it is a male child, while a female child is sold for something less.
The arrest of the alleged child-trafficker and others over the matter has already been confirmed by the image-maker of Rivers State Police Command, Mrs Rita Abbey.
Meanwhile, the suspect, Mrs Anthony has been released on bail while the seven babies recovered from her alleged “Motherless” Baby Home have been transferred to the government-owned Motherless Babies Home, Port Harcourt.