The woman arrested for allegedly running a baby factory in Rivers State, Akudo Azoroh, confessed to the police that she sells the children between N1.4 and N1.5, depending on the gender.
We earlier reported that operatives raided the child trafficking centre in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, and rescued six young pregnant women.
The rescued women, who are between the ages of 20 and 23 years, were being camped with the intentions to trade their babies after they were delivered of them.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Polycarp Nwonyi, who disclosed this during his maiden media briefing in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 31, said police arrested Azoroh, the operator of the child trafficking centre alongside her accomplice, during the raid.
The suspect admitted running the illegal business but claimed that she gives out the babies to families who do not have children of their own, and not to ritualists.
Mrs. Azoroh claimed that the young women were already pregnant when they came to her, adding that she pays off the girls as much as N800,000 to N900,00 depending on the stage of the pregnancy at the time they came and the gender of the child they delivered.
"I have given out six children in the past, I started the business three years ago. I do not have boys who get the girls pregnant, they were already pregnant when they came; they came to me on their own," she said.
"I give out the babies only to families who do not have children and not to ritualists; I give them out for between N1.4 and N1.5 million, depending on the sex of the baby, while I pay their mothers off depending on the stage of the pregnancy at the time they came."