Maternity Home Operators Arrested For Selling Over 50 Babies In Lagos

It was a bizare scene in Ejigbo when a traffic police rescued two members of babies selling syndicate from mob action.j
A statement from Lagos Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana says police officer attached to the Motor traffic Division  of Ejigbo Police Division while controlling traffic at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo noticed a sort of commotion close to her traffic point.
She intervened and discovered that the brouhaha was about a lady named Gift Michael 24 years old, found with a suspected  new born baby.
According to him, in her company is her ‘Madam’, one Florence Nkem Douglas aged 50 years, both of Ijegun area of Isheri.
They were about to be mobbed due to the alarm raised by those who had been trailing the duo from their residence in Ijegun as the whole community had been suspecting them for long for being in the business of buying and selling of babies in their maternity clinic, but for the timely intervention of the traffic Policewoman.
He stated further that the the two suspects with the baby were rescued to Ejigbo Divisional Police Headquarters where in-depth investigation was conducted.
Investigation revealed that the said Florence Douglas, a native of Igueben in Edo State, who is not a registered nurse operates two maternity clinic named Flofidel Clinic and Maternity Homes with branches in Shosanya Street, I82, Ijegun road and  Okunola Ijagemo areas.
On interrogation, the said Florence admitted to have been in the business of  sales of babies for a while.

She revealed that a baby girl is referred  to as “PINK” while a baby boy is called “BLUE”; and are both referred to as “MARKET”.
She further confessed that the male baby found in their custody at Jakande gate Ejigbo, suspected to be a week old was brought to her from Gombe, enroute Akure and was to be sold for N500,000.00.
The rescued baby who appeared sick with symptoms suspected to be jaundice was promptly taken to hospital for medical attention.
Worthy of mention are pictures of about 50 different babies in the phone of the suspect, suspected to have already been sold off.
Babies are usually sold between N500,000.00 and N1million depending on their sex.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba to take over the investigation and ensure that other members of the syndicate are apprehended. Investigation is ongoing.

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