The operatives of the NDLEA have intercepted 5 pregnant teenagers who were suspected to be victims of child trafficking.
This was revealed in a signed statement by the agency’s Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on September 17th, 2023.
Babafemi said that the agency’s Imo state operatives on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway on September 13th, 2023, intercepted the pregnant girls who are suspected to be used as baby factory.
They were picked up while being relocated from their hideout in the Naze area of Owerri to the Ikenegbu area of the state capital.
The victims include Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15 & 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.