Men of Ogun State Police Command has discovered a baby factory home on Lagos Street, Adesan, in Mowe area of Obafemi Owode local government.
The baby factory was discovered by men of the police command when a concerned resident (names withheld) from the area, informed the police at Mowe divisional headquarters of a particular building located in the area strongly suspected to be a baby making factory, as most of the women seen there are always with pregnancy and whenever they put to bed, they don’t see them with the babies, hence, the believe that something is fishy.
On the strength of the information, the DPO Mowe division, SP Marvis Jaiyeola led his men to the area where a man, who is strongly suspected to be working for the operators of the home, was apprehended with four (4) women, one is heavily pregnant while one of them was said to have recently delivered a baby which has been allegedly sold and four (4) children.
According to the Ogun state command image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incidence, detectives initial investigation revealed that the home is powerfully linked to one Mrs. Florence Ogbonna, an allegedly, notorious baby factory operator who had earlier been arrested for a similar offence and has her case pending in the court of law.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun Awolowo has ordered a massive manhunt for the said Florence Ogbonna, he also commanded that the case be transferred to the Anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
Meanwhile, Ogun state police command in a statement made available to fasnewng.com by the command’s image maker, DSP Oyeyemi, has said the attention of the Command was drawn to an online publication with the headline, “RE-ARMED FULANI STORM ABEOKUTA PRAYER MOUNTAIN, KIDNAP WORSHIPERS, POLICE ASK VICTIMS FOR #300,000” which was published by a Yoruba online media.
In the statement, the command said it would not have dignified the publication with a rejoinder except that it is important to set the record straight.
The statement stated that on Thursday, November 25, 2020, around 2:30am, a distress call was made to the police divisional headquarters at Ewekoro by one Pastor Seye Obisesan of Christ Apostolic Church, Gudugbe, Alagbon in Wasimi area of Ewekoro.
Pastor Seye Obisesan was said to have complained that while vigil was in progress at the church, a group of armed hoodlums invaded the church, robbed members, charted their personal effects, and abducted one Mrs. Mojisola Atolagbe.
Following the distress call, policemen from Ewekoro division swiftly moved to the scene, thoroughly combed the surrounding bushes and apprehended five (5) among the hoodlums who gave their names as; Abubakar Ibrahim, Sulaiman Yusuf, Ismail Yusuf, Umar Aliu and Yinusa Musa.
The case was immediately transferred to the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department from where the remaining members of the gang were traced and arrested while the abducted woman was rescued unhurt.
“It is therefore surprising to read from Iroyin Oodua that many worshippers were abducted from the church. The reporter also mischievously wrote that the sum of #300,000 was collected from the victim by the police for the purpose of investigation and also claimed that two unnamed high-profile men came in jeeps to solicit for the bail of the suspects. The Command hereby wishes to state categorically that these claims are false and misleading.
“The report is a calculated attempt to rubbish the gallant performances of the policemen involved in the rescue mission. Up till this moment, the arrested suspects are in our custody helping us in our investigation; and nobody has come to either identify with them or solicit for their bail.
“It is also worthy of note that the abducted woman was at Command’s headquarters on Thursday 3rd of December, 2020, to volunteer her statement and identify the suspects. When she was leaving, it was the investigating team leader who gave her the sum of #1000 to transport herself back home and she can be contacted to confirm this claim. It is unimaginable and unbelievable that in such circumstance any person would callously ask for a whopping sum of #300,000 from a kidnap victim rather than offering empathy.
Fortunately, the arrest of the suspect was correctly and widely published in reputable newspapers and online media organizations.
“The Command holds journalists and critical stakeholders in the business of crime fighting in high esteem as partners in progress. It is therefore disappointing that an unscrupulous element masquerading as journalists like the Irohin Odua reporter could go this far to deliberately hurt the police Command.
“The general public is therefore advised to ignore the false claims in the report as stated above as the reporter’s unruly behavior has been reported to the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ) for appropriate sanction. The Command’s legal department has also been directed to examine and advise on available remedies. Indeed, the reporter cannot be rivaled in prodigious fertility of imagination! The Command doff its hat for him or her!” the statement read.