Crime & Courts

Police arrest 17-year-old boy for impregnating 10 women

A male suspect, aged 17, was taken into custody by the police after he was found to have fathered children to ten different women.

A man named Chigozie Ogbonna, who was 29 years old, was arrested alongside the suspect who was being sought.

Police arrest 17-year-old boy for impregnating 10 women


The authorities claim that the two suspects, along with two other women, Favour Bright, 30, and Peace Alikoi, 40, were operating a baby factory. Favour Bright is 30 years old, and Peace Alikoi is 40 years old.


Grace Iringe-Koko, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Rivers Police Department, was quoted as saying that the arrests were carried out as a result of a tipoff by Pulse.ng.

Before being apprehended, the police chief of the state said in a statement that the four individuals under investigation had been active in the Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas of the state.

She also mentioned that the officers who participated in the raid and arrested the suspects were the ones who helped save the 10 pregnant women.


“On Saturday, January 7, 2023, around 4:45 p.m., while acting on credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Police Command, operatives from the C4I Intelligence Unit raided two houses in the Igwuruta and Omagwa communities, respectively, where victims of child trafficking were being kept. “The raids were conducted in the communities of Igwuruta and Omagwa.


Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said in the statement that there were a total of ten victims rescued during the operation, the majority of whom were pregnant.

She revealed that the findings of the investigations found that when a victim delivered of her baby, the leader of the syndicate kept the child and paid her a sum of N500,000 and that some of the babies who had previously been delivered in the houses had been sold. She also stated that some of the babies who had previously been delivered in the houses had been sold.


“Every one of the victims admitted that they were persuaded to participate in the illegal sale of children because of the pressure they were under to solve certain financial issues. A white Honda Pilot Jeep, which had been stolen from the leader of the criminal organization, was found.


The case has been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), which will be responsible for conducting further inquiries and possibly bringing criminal charges against the suspects.


During this time, efforts are being made to track down and apprehend the people who purchased the children who have already been sold so that they can answer for their crimes.

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