One Mrs. Florence Ogbonna was arrested by the operatives of the Ogun state Police Command for allegedly operating baby-making factories in the state.
The Ogun command had busted two baby factories lately and freed more than 20 victims, including pregnant teenagers and children.
The factories, which were located in Ofada and Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, were linked to Ogbonna.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that Ogbonna who was initially standing trial for human trafficking, jumped bail and bolted after the newly-discovered baby factories was linked to her.
But after about two weeks of manhunt, the police arrest the suspect.
Oyeyemi speaking at the Zone 2 Command in Abeokuta, on Monday, the suspect denied selling babies, claiming that she was “only helping young ladies, who need help.”
Ogbonna who claimed to be a nurse also denied jumping bail, stating that she took permission to attend her daughter’s wedding.
She stated, “I have nine children; I attend to people, mostly young ladies, who need help. I don’t sell babies; I only help those who are in need and God has been helping me. I don’t go and meet anybody, they come to me.
“I registered a motherless baby home; I registered the Divine Child Care with the CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission). I have not registered with the Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, because I am still building where I put the children.
“I did not know about any baby you are talking about.
“I didn’t jump bail and I didn’t run away; I told my lawyer to help me because I wanted to go for my daughter’s wedding and I have another burial; I cannot be going and coming because of my health. I was away for the burial when the police went to our house and arrested the children.”