The Abia State Police Command have rescued five pregnant young ladies said to be locked up in a baby factory at the Ogbor-Hill area of Aba area of the state.
The ladies were said to have been kept for the purpose of procreation and thereafter sell the children.
The baby factory was said to have been discovered after a tip off.
The Police said a 54-year-old man, Nkem Nwokocha and his wife, the owners of the baby factory, were arrested.
While parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters, Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, frowned at the rate at which people indulge in the illegal sale of children in the state, adding that it was an act of wickedness against children.
Among the pregnant women rescued include a 29-years-old Chidinma Ifeanyi Chukwu, Kelechi Sampson, 20, Happiness Godwin, Okoronkwo Mercy, and Oluebube Onyabu.