Thursday, December 5, 2013


The Imo State Police Command
has smashed another baby-
making factory in Egbu, near
Owerri the State capital, arresting
the proprietor, one Dr. James
Ezuma who runs a
Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO), and a clinic.
The police also rescued 16
pregnant girls, including one
whose two-hour old baby
girl was sold without her
knowledge. Leading his Police
Ambush Squad to No. 40 Egbu
Road beside Somachi Automobile
Market, Owerri, where Dr. Ezuma,
a native of Ndiokeke
Ndiakunwanta in Arondizuogu,
Ideato North LGA of Imo State,
operated his NGO, Ezuma Women
and Children Right Initiative, the
State Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Katsina, also rescued a three-
year-old boy who was also
brought to the place alongside
his pregnant mother.
Our reporter observed that the
16 pregnant girls were kept in
two rooms that had no
windows while repulsive odour
oozed out from their rooms.
Speaking with journalists after
rescuing the victims, the
commissioner of police said, Dr.
Ezuma, "who has been very
notorious for gun-running and
trafficking of human beings, was
eventually apprehended at his
residence by the Command
Ambush Squad on Tuesday 26th
November, 2013 through
credible intelligence.
He said during the course of his
arrest, search was conducted in
his premises purportedly
registered as an office for an
NGO, which turned out to be a
baby factory, where teenage girls
are encouraged to get pregnant
and take home the sum of
N100,000 at delivery, on the
condition that they would
abandon their babies who would
be eventually used for purposes
ranging from child trafficking to
The police boss disclosed that
the suspect was arraigned
before an Owerri Chief
Magistrate Court 1 on November
1, 2013, for the offence of
conspiracy and
unlawful possession of firearms.
He said the pregnant girls
rescued in the premises of Dr.
Ezuma were aged between
14 and 19 years, and that after
further search was conducted,
an automatic eight-loader pump
action gun (which is prohibited)
was found in his house.
The CP stated that of major
concern to his command was the
fact that on November
24, 2013, one of the pregnant
girls, Nnachi Chinaza from Ebonyi
State, gave birth to a baby girl,
who was immediately snatched
away by the said Dr. Ezuma and
sold to an unknown person.
He said all efforts made by the
police to find out the
whereabouts of the baby proved
abortive, as according to him, the
said suspect had persistently
refused to lead the police to
where he kept or sold the baby.
While he was not ruling out
investigation, Mr. katsina said the
presumption at the moment was
that the said baby might have
been used for ritual purposes.
He therefore warned the general
public to endeavour to keep an
eye on their girls
so that they would not fall prey
to such miscreants like Dr. Ezuma,
who did not
mean well for the society.
The police boss commended the
state commissioner for women
Affairs for revoking the
license of orphanage homes in
the state and pledged to partner
with her because
she had started on a good note.
Speaking to journalists, one of
the victims whose child was
snatched from her, Miss
Chinaza Nnachi said she was
directed to come to the place by
an aunt after her
boyfriend denied her pregnancy.
She said amidst tears, that
though she was given N100,000
after delivery, on the
promise that they would train
her baby, but she never knew
her baby would be
sold to unknown persons even
without her consent.
Also speaking, another victim, 18
year old Blessing Anyaike who
came from Lagos,
told journalists that she became
stranded when she got
pregnant, but was
directed to the place with the
promise that her child would be
taken care of.
The suspect while speaking to
journalists insisted that he was
not into child
trafficking, and that the child was
given out for adoption on the
consent of
the mother.
He told journalists that the
"missing child' has been traced
to Ozomagana street
in Onitsha" saying social welfare
office, in Aba, Twin sisters
Motherless Babies'
home Aba, gave the child out and
that the girls were admitted as
pregnant women.
Other items recovered from the
suspect include, 10 exotic cars of
different models.

SOURCE: Daily trust News

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