A suspected baby factory in Port Harcourt belonging to a Pastor identified as Glory Raphael which was raided by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command, led to the arrest of the Pastor and 16 pregnant women.
Three other persons helping the cleric to run the baby factory were also arrested during the raid. Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed told newsmen that the Pastor engaged in child trafficking in the guise of operating a legal business.
Parading the suspects alongside 39 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists in Port Harcourt, the Police Boss said;
“Men of the Criminal intelligence and Investigation Department in a sting operation on Friday stormed the premises of one Gloria Raphael, who is the General Overseer of Mount Sinai Ministry at Rukpokwu. She is into the business of child trafficking.
“Sixteen pregnant women awaiting delivery and onward sale of the children to the waiting buyers were arrested. One of them by name Chinyere Nweke had labour yesterday (Friday) and was rushed to the police clinic where she gave birth to a baby girl,” Ahmed said.