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21 Nov 2016

End of the Road: Syndicate Gang Selling Newborn Babies Busted by the Police in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested members of a syndicate which allegedly specialized in selling newborn babies in the Satellite Town area of the state.

Some members of a syndicate gang led by a woman, Chinenye Amama, which allegedly specialised in selling newborn babies in the Satellite Town area of Lagos state, have been arrested on Friday by policemen attached to the D9 Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Yaba.

According to a report by Punch Metro, the suspects were caught by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command with a female newborn baby, who had been rescued and reunited with her mother.

Speaking to a correspondent, a police source said the rescued baby girl and her mother had been transferred to the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Alakara, in the Mushin area.

He said, “The syndicate was arrested on November 4, at about 6am. A team of policemen, acting on a tip-off, stormed an isolated house, where the syndicate kept their victims.

“We recovered a female newborn baby from the suspects and they are in custody at the SCIID, including their leader, Chinenye.”

Also speaking to newsmen, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspects mentioned a religious leader as their boss, adding that the police were working on the information.

She said, “The case is under investigation. Preliminary investigation reveals that it is a syndicate that specialises in selling newborn babies. One religious leader was named by the suspects.

“The command is working on the clue to ascertain the religious leader’s culpability. Investigation will be made open on that as it goes.”

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