Abia baby factory horror!
Abia baby factory horror!
•Fresh bodies exhumed
•Suspect runs private mortuary, cemetery
By LAMBERT TYEM, Abuja
Sunday, March 29, 2009
•Photo: Sun News Publishing
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Startling revelation of how Mrs Lillian Achomba, the woman who was arrested by the police for harbouring 42 pregnant teenagers, ran the home where she trains under-aged boys and girls in sexual acts emerged at the weekend with the police fingering some highly-placed Nigerians of collusion.
The X-Squad Unit of the Nigeria Police Force last week arrested Mrs Achomba on allegations of trafficking in pregnant girls whose ages range between 13 and 18 years.
The arrest of the woman followed a tip-off from the people of Umunkpeyi Nvosi village in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State where she resides.
Speaking exclusively with Sunday Sun in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police in-charge of X-Squad said that the team of detectives dispatched to the woman’s alleged training camp found out that she ran a private mortuary and cemetery where those who die during training are preserved and buried.
According to CP Okorie, when the police operatives visited the cemetery and dug up one of the graves, they discovered a fresh body of an infant lying with its mother.
“We also discovered that the woman is using one private clinic called Mercy Maternity Clinic, Umukpeyi Nvosi, Isilia Ngwa South Council. When we investigated the clinic from the state government, we discovered (it) is not registered,” he said.
The CP also said that the woman camped the girls and young men and fed them at her expense, adding, “she fed the men with Indian hemp to serve as enhancement for them to sleep with the girls in order to get them pregnant.
“When any of them delivers, the baby is sold for N150,000 and the children whose HIV status is negative are offered at prices from N200,000 and above depending on the sex of the child,” the CP explained.
Okorie said the police once raided the camp and ordered its closure but that a couple of months after, the woman reopened the camp.
“This woman is so rich that she bought over all the security agencies in the state as well as having a high connection in the state,” the police chief added.
He said the woman, who hails from Isiala Ngwa South in Abia State, is now threatening the police authorities to pay her N2million compensation for interfering with what she called her business and her fundamental human right via an Abia High Court.
But he said the police would soon arraign Mrs Achomba, Ukandu Achomba and Uzoma Ohuabunwa as prime suspects in the case.
He also frowned at the way lawyers were rallying round the suspects to get them off the hook.
According to him, 30 girls were rescued last week from the illegal camp and that 28 of them are pregnant while one of them, who was delivered of a baby on Tuesday, lost the child a few hours later.
Okorie disclosed that because of the condition of the ladies, the police resolved to return the girls to the Abia State government on Thursday to allow the social welfare in the state take care of them.