Osun State Government has discovered and sealed a facility in Ile-Ife, where women are apparently impregnated and their babies sold off by operators.
Checkout Magazine learnt that an undergraduate was among women rescued at the facility, which is said to be operating under the guise of an orphanage.
Also, 47 children were evacuated from building, The Nation reports.
Commenting on the discovery, Women, Children and Social Affairs Commissioner, Olubukola Olaboopo said the government received reports on the goings-on in the building over a period of three to four years suggesting that there were some illegal activities there.
She said despite warnings by the government, the owner persisted, thus breaching the Child Right Laws, and resulting in the closure of the building.
“We have gotten several reports over a period of 3-4 years, reporting how the children in Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home and Care Centre are malnourished and the environment have been very dirty and how some illegal activities have been going on more or less like a baby factory and many more allegations,” she said.
“We rescued 47 children; 10-15 adults girls are there. Those with physical disabilities,among whom is an undergraduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, were among those that were rescued. Most of them were crying, they refused to follow us but we were able to take three of them.
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