Baby Factory Sealed By Osun State Government

 

Baby Factory Sealed By Osun State Government

A facility in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where women are apparently impregnated and their babies sold off by operators has been sealed by the state government.

Olubukola Olaboopo, Women, Children and Social Affairs Commissioner and other officials of the ministry and police sealed off the facility identified as Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home And Care Centre.

It was learnt that an undergraduate was among women rescued at the facility,which is said to be operating under the guise of an orphanage. 47 children were evacuated from the facility.

"We have gotten several reports over a period of 3 -4 years, reporting how the children in Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home And Care Center are malnourished and the environment have been very dirty and how some illegal activities have been going on more or less like a baby factory and Many more allegations," Olaboopo said.

" We rescued 47 children; 10-15 adult girls are there. Those with physical disabilities, among whom is an undergraduate of Osun State Polytechnic,Iree, were among those who were rescued. Most of them were crying, they refused to follow us but we were able to take three of them.

"As at yesterday morning, the matron who is taking care of those adults just told me that it seems two of them are breastfeeding. When we interrogated them, they said they have never given birth to a child. So it means that we want to know who got them pregnant when they are not married.

"How come they are pregnant? So there are so many things underneath and the state government is still investigating," She said.

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