•Seven expectant mothers held
• Two held for ‘certificate forgery’
The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested five
their alleged involvement in a baby factory. Seven
mothers are being held.
Commissioner of Police Umar Gwadabe said the
was located at 19, Nepa Line, Ikot Ekpene.
He said: “The discovery came following a tip-off
women, Ima Akpan (35) and Mma Nurse, now at
operating a baby factory where seven expectant
“The expectant mothers were arrested, and on
two of them– Ikwo Ofuo and Joy John– confessed
were enticed to the business because of money.
“On delivery, a male child will be sold for
female child costs N350,000.”
One of the teenage expectant mothers said she
impregnated by an unknown man.
She said: “I don’t know who impregnated me. I was
impregnated while hawking to assist my mother.”
The police commissioner said two suspects who
specialise in forging academic certificates were
Gwadabe said Ubong Udoh and Thompson Edet
by detectives from Ikot Ekpene with degrees,
Diploma (HND) certificates and National Youth
Corps (NYSC) exemption certificates.
The police boss said the certificates recovered from
suspects bear different names.
He listed them as a degree certificate of Imo State
five HND certificates of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic,
NYSC exemption certificate, two official transcripts
Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic and two from Calabar
Udoh said his late father sold forged certificates,
continued after his death.
He said: “I was working in one of the construction
companies. My late father has been doing this
continued with the business after his death. He