The police in Anambra State have stormed a baby factory in Oba, in the Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

NEWSNAIJA learned Eight women, including five who were pregnant, were arrested during the operation.

Haruna Mohammed,  the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the women were arrested in the house of one Melvina Uba.

The PPRO  said eight children, including five newly-born babies, were rescued during the operation.

He gave names of the suspects as Edna Nnadi, 37; Ujunwa Nweke, 25; Izuchukwu Uba, 24; Chinaza Ibeh, 19; Peace Effiong, 25; and Gift Collins, 20.

Others are Chimkaso Kingsley, 25; Happiness Monday,18; Chioma Okonkwo, 25; and Uchechukwu Nwankwo,18.

The PPRO said, “On Tuesday, around 7 am following an intelligence report, police operatives attached to the SIB and area command, Oraifite, coordinated by the Area Commander, Afolabi Wilfred, raided the house of one Melvina Uju Uba, located opposite Nnamdi Azikiwe Orthopedic Teaching Hospital, Oba, in the Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.

“The place was raided following reliable information that teenage girls were being impregnated and their babies sold out by human traffickers.

“During the operation, five newly-born babies and three other children were rescued.

“The rescued children will be handed over to the Ministry of Social Welfare for proper care, while effort is being increased  to arrest  other accomplices in order to bring them to justice.”