The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway has intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking used as baby factory.
The NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr. Babafemi said the suspects were picked up on Wednesday, September 13, while being relocated from their hideout in Naze area of Owerri to Ikenegbu area of the state capital.
The victims according to him include: Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15; and Amarachi Mbata, 16. In their statements, they claimed they didn’t know the men who impregnated them.
“The Imo state command of the Agency has since been directed to hand them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, for further investigations”, he said..