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A middle aged woman, Comfort Osu Abu has been arrested by the Police Anti Robbery Unit of the Aba Area Command for allegedly operating an illegal maternity home popularly known as ?Osu Abuwa? at Umuabuwa community in Osisioma council area of Abia state.

According to sources, Osu Abu who owns the illegal maternity home was engaged in child trafficking and using her home to harbor pregnant teenagers whose babies will be sold off on delivery. gathered that during the raid, the police also nabbed a heavily pregnant Miss Ozichi Chinasa and a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Iheanacho over alleged plans to buy a yet to be delivered baby of  a pregnant lady, Chidinma Okeke at the maternity home.

The couple who have been childless 18years after wedlock were alleged to have arranged with the proprietor of the home to buy Chidinma?s baby on delivery when police acting on a tip off raided the home leading to the rescue of Ozichi Chinasa, among others

As at the time of filing this report, unconfirmed reports have it that Chidinma has put to bed a baby boy at an undisclosed hospital in the city.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Abia state command, Geoffrey Ogbonna said he was not aware of the incident, but a senior police officer at the Aba Area Command hinted that the couple on interrogation confessed to the crime, pleading that they were tempted into the act because of the frustration of childlessness 18years after wedlock.


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