A pregnant lady, Amarachi Okechukwu Dioku, has been rescued by men of the Imo State Police Command in the premises of a church suspected to be used as a baby factory.
It was learnt that the operatives on Thursday, stormed the Jesus Life Assembly church, located along the MCC/Uratta Road of the state, after the tactical unit received intel regarding the victim, who has been missing since May 23, 2021.
The 18-year-old, who hails from Umudurualaoka in Mbaitoli Local Government Area, was sighted on the premises of the church.
According to information gathered by NIGERIACRIME, the 47-year-old prime suspect, Evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, was arrested following the immediate action taken by the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini.
The preacher was arrested alongside her gang members: Chidi Orisakwe, 34, Pauline Nwagbunwanne, 42, Elizabeth Uzoma, 61, and Chibueze Joy, 31.
The police operatives rescued the victim unhurt with five-month-old pregnancy and she was taken to a government hospital for treatment and thereafter reunited with her parents.
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The evangelist confessed to the police that she had been using the church as a place where young girls are kept and impregnated.
She told detectives that after delivery, the girls are paid off and their babies sold to rich and childless clients.
The Imo Police Command said, “An investigation is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest other members of the syndicate who are on the run”.
In another news, three 40ft containers on Friday fell in different areas of Lagos State.
The incidents happened at Ikeja Underbridge, Mile 12 and Ojuelegba areas of the state.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Friday morning at around 6:55am when a 40ft container fell off a trailer on Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium. The agency noted that traffic was diverted on the bridge as the incident blocked the entire main carriage way.
LASTMA tweeted, “#Ojuelegba #RoadIncident A 40ft container fell off a trailer on Ojuelegba bridge inward Stadium blocking the entire main carriage way now. Diversion in progress thru the Ojuelegba service lanes.”
The second incident happened near the General Hospital at Ikeja Underbridge.
The tweet read, “#RoadIncident. A fallen 40-foot container-laden truck fell at General Hospital under bridge Ikeja. It needs to be offloaded before recovery is done. Personnel fully on the ground managing traffic accordingly.”
Also on Friday afternoon, the traffic management authority tweeted that another container had fallen along the Mile 12 area of Ikorodu road, stating that there is currently no access through the service lane.